DNA investigates how PSD has spent the state subsidies


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The National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) requests the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) for the documents on how the Social-Democratic Party spent the money received from the state during 2017 and 2018.

The anti-corruption prosecutors claim in the request submitted to the AEP that this information could be evidence in the file on how the PSD spent the subsidy, digi24.ro informs.

According to sources quoted by G4Media, the anti-corruption prosecutors are checking whether PSD has directed money from subsidies to press institutions.

Thus, DNA has requested the AEP to send documents showing “how the subsidies granted during the year 2017 to the Social Democratic Party were set and allocated; transferring the amounts of money granted during the year 2017 to the Social Democratic Party; the control reports on how the Social Democratic Party utilized the subsidies in 2017 and 2018.”

The party’s treasurer is Mircea Draghici, who, in fact, is running for the position of AEP president.

According to the source, the file allegedly started from articles published by ‘Newsweek Romania’ about how Mircea Drăghici directed money from the party to a media company controlled by his wife (Georgiana Draghici) in Arges County. The PSD treasurer denied the allegations at the time and asked the publication to delete the article from the website.

The same publication wrote in October last year about the amounts that many journalists, analysts and sociologists reportedly received from PSD, part of the money the party received as  subsidy.

Among those mentioned journalists are Doru Buşcu, Vasile Dinu, Bogdan Chirieac, Marius Pieleanu, Mirel Palada, Răzvan Savaliuc and Adina Anghelescu-Stancu (Luju.ro), Liviu Alexa or Marius Ghilezan.

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