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DNA requests ban on initiating dissolution or liquidation of Tel Drum

The prosecutors of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) have requested on Thursday the Bucharest Court to take the preventive measure, for a period of 60 days, consisting of the prohibition to initiate the dissolution or liquidation of the legal person SC Tel Drum SA or, as the case may be, to suspend these procedures.

Tel Drum, the company allegedly controlled by the ruling Social-Democratic Party chairman Liviu Dragnea, has submitted documents in court asking for the bankruptcy procedure. A file in this respect was registered at Teleorman Court on January 17, with a first hearing set for January 29.

The file to open the bankruptcy procedure was registered on the same day the anti-corruption prosecutors were ordering the extension of criminal prosecution to Tel Drum for committing offenses of setting up an organized criminal group, tax evasion in continuing form, and complicity to two offenses of abuse of office with undue advantage to itself or another.

At the end of December, the Tel Drum company and businessmen Petre Pitis and Mircea Visan-as representatives of the company- have been indicted by the DNA in the file regarding the European funds embezzlement, where the prejudice amounts to over EUR 1 million. The company allegedly controlled by the ruling Social Democratic Party chairman Liviu Dragnea, alongside the two businessmen, was sent to court for using or presenting false, inaccurate or incomplete documents and statements in bad faith, if the deed results in obtaining undue European funds, with extremely serious consequences.

Seizure was laid in the file on all mobile and immovable assets of SC Tel Drum SA, as well as garnishment on the amounts of money existing or to be transferred by any third party in any bank account held up to the amount of RON 32,118,589, representing the sum of the undue benefits and the amount with which it has avoided the payment of tax liabilities to the state.

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