Anti-corruption prosecutors ask for Tomis Archbishop Teodosie to be placed under house arrest in the file where he is accused of using false statements to obtain agricultural subsidies from APIA.
The magistrates argue that the archbishop “has started actions to access European funds, although he was expressly banned to do that by the restrictions within judicial control”.
Constanta Court of Appeal has rejected last Wednesday as unfounded the requests and exceptions invoked by the prelate’s lawyers and thus ruled that trial can start.
Also last week, Archbishop Teodosie stated that he is not guilty of these charges and that he trusts the trial will end with his discharge.
“The Tomis Archbishop Teodosie has not committed any crime. We’ll prove that during trial. We voice confidence again that the trial will end with a discharge,” says a press release.