The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) has admitted on Tuesday the proposal of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Ploiesti prosecutors to issue a new arrest warrant for former MP and businessman Sebastian Ghita, this time in the file known as ‘Ghita-Ponta-Blair’.
According to the ICCJ, the magistrates have ordered Sebastian Ghita’s remand for 30 days from the date of incarceration of instigating to the crime of using, in bad faith, the goods or credit of the company, for a purpose contrary to its interests or for its own benefit or to favour another company in which he has direct or indirect interests and instigation to commit the offense of money laundering.
The court ordered the immediate release of the remand warrant for defendant Sebastian Ghita.
Sebastian Ghita is currently in Belgrade, Serbia, being released on bail by the Serbian justice. He was due to be heard by video-conference by the supreme court, in the file regarding the visit paid to Romania by former British PM Tony Blair, a file in which former PM Victor Ponta is also prosecuted.
Sebastian Ghita was heard by video conference from Belgrade on Tuesday also in the file in which he is charged with giving a house to Ploiesti former mayor Iulian Badescu in exchange for funding by public money the local basketball team Asesoft Ploiesti. In this file Ghita requested the hearing by video-conference on May 9. Yet, Ghita only attended the hearing session, refusing to make any statements.