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Former DIICOT chief prosecutor, Alina Bica, acquitted in ANRP file, ruling not final

Former chief prosecutor of the Directorate for Combating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) has been acquitted on Friday by the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) in the ANRP file. Bica was accused of abuse of office and bribe taking.

In the same file, businessman Dorin Cocos has been sentences to 3 years, one month and 10 days imprisonment for influence peddling and his son, Alin Cocos, has been acquitted, hotnews.ro informs.

Crinuta Dumitrean has been sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison, whereas Sergiu Diacomatu has received the same sentence. Gheorghe Stelian has been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment.

Cătălin Teodorescu, Remus Baciu, Emil Nuţiu, Oana Vasilescu, Lăcrămioara Alexandru, Dragoş Bogdan and Ionuţ Florentin Mihăilescu have been acquitted.

The three sentenced persons have to pay the damages amounting to RON 218 million.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided to acquit former DIICOT chief prosecutor Alina Bica in the file on the businessman Horia Simu, where Bica had been sentenced to 3 years and a half in prison in first court for favouring the offender. The ruling is final.

At the same time, the High Court of Cassation and Justice had maintained a previous ruling against Bica, of 4 years in prison in the file where former Economy Minister Adriean Videanu had been prosecuted. Videanu has been acquitted. The ruling is also final.

Alina Bica fled Romania last year, settling down in Costa Rica.

photo: Dorin Cocos and Alina Bica

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