PSD Chairman, Liviu Dragnea, will be heard on March 21 in the file he is prosecuted for instigating to abuse of office in connection with the fictitious employment of two party members at the General Direction of Social Assistance and Child Protection (DGASPC) Teleorman, the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) has decided on Thursday.
The magistrates have decided on Thursday that Liviu Dragnea be heard on March 21, on the same day with the three defendants who have recognized their guilt in this file – Adriana Botorogeanu, Gheorghe Nicusor and Anisa Stoica, digi24.ro reports.
Also on March 21, three witnesses proposed by Liviu Dragnea, namely Silvia Oprescu (secretary of Teleorman County Council), Liliana Magheru (director with Teleorman County Council) and Timotei Stuparu (PSD Teleorman secretary), will also be heard.
According to the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), Dragnea intervened to maintain in office and for the payment of wage rights for two women employees with DGASPC Teleorman, although he knew they were actually working in the PSD Teleorman organization. They are Adriana Botorogeanu, who has been employed since 2005 with DGASPC Teleorman as a specialized inspector in the Administrative Service, and Anisa Niculina Stoica, employed since 2006, as a referent.
According to the prosecutors, the two employees did not turn out to work or perform any of the activities included in their contract signed with DGASPC Teleorman, actually carrying out their activity at the offices of PSD Teleorman County Organization.
Dragnea received in 2015 a one year suspended sentence in the referendum file. The ICCJ issued the verdict on May 15, 2015 in the file Liviu Dragnea is accused, along with other 74 people, of defrauding the 2012 referendum on the dismissal of former President Traian Basescu.
Liviu Dragnea received a verdict of one year suspended sentence. The final verdict was released in April 2016.