Bogdan Olteanu gets off house arrest, placed on judicial control


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Former central bank deputy governor Bogdan Olteanu, currently under house arrest, will be placed on judicial control at the request of the anti-corruption prosecutors, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, meaning he will be subject to legal restrictions pending trial. Olteanu is not allowed to contact several people, among whom there is also the Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu.

According to the ruling, Olteanu has to go to court whenever he is asked for, to inform the judicial body if he relocates, to go the Police centre whenever he is asked for and not to own weapons. He is banned to leave Romania without the previous consent of the judge or of the court, and he is banned to get in touch with other people witnesses in this case- Eftime Ionuţ Adrian, Ifteni Ion, Ţurcan Octavian, Mihaiu Liviu Georgică, Enache Sorin, Teodorescu Gheorghe, Pasti Vladimir Sergiu, Gherguţ Dan Ion, Zavaleche Cecilia, Cononov Paul, Popa Octavian Marius, Korodi Attila, Motreanu Dan Ştefan, Popescu-Tăriceanu Călin Constantin Anton, Vîntu Sorin Ovidiu, Buzelean Ionuţ Vasile, Bălăuţă Aurelian, Pop Tudor Octavian. Olteanu is not allowed to directly and indirectly contact these people.

The ruling is final after 48 hours.

Bogdan Olteanu’s case was sent to court these days. The former central bank deputy governor is indicted for influence peddling. He is charged of having committed these deeds during July-November 2008, when he was the Lower Chamber speaker.

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