Anti-corruption prosecutors challenge verdict in Dragnea’s case, ask for higher prison sentence

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The prosecutors of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) have challenged the Supreme Court’s ruling in the fictitious hiring at Teleorman Social Service, by which PSD chairman has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison, judicial sources told local media.

DNA prosecutors have filed an appeal against this verdict, asking for a higher prison sentence for the charge of instigation to abuse of office, but also asking for a conviction for the second charge in the file, the one of instigation to forgery, for which Dragnea has been acquitted.

The chairman of the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD), Liviu Dragnea, has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison for instigation to abuse of office in the fictitious hiring file, while his former wife, Bombonica Prodana, prosecuted in the same case, has been acquitted. The ruling is yet not final.

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