Chamber of Deputies deputy Speaker Dan Motreanu, prosecuted for using his influence and for money laundering

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Chamber of Deputies deputy Speaker Dan Motreanu is prosecuted by DNA prosecutors for using his influence and leadership position of authority conferred by a political party in order to obtain an undue advantage for another one, and for money laundering, the National Anticorruption Directorate reported on Thursday, Agerpres informs.
Dan Motreanu was heard on Thursday by the DNA prosecutors, being cited in a corruption file.
According to judicial sources, the PNL first-vice-president was summoned by DNA in the file George Scutaru, former presidential adviser, is also prosecuted for complicity to bribe taking and money laundering.
According to a DNA release on Thursday, in 2008, a person with management position in local administration – in this case the denouncer – requested and received from another person the sum of EUR 1 million as bribe in exchange for the latter’s support in implementing steps of taking possession of lands in the municipality of Buzau.
“Out of the money received, approx. EUR 700,000, according to a previous agreement, the denouncer gave George Scutaru (at the time deputy and having a leadership position in a party the sum of EUR 170,000 and the amount of EUR 250,000 was remitted to Motreanu, both amounts being given for the same purpose, namely to finance the 2008 election campaign (local and general elections) of party candidates which includes the two latter mentioned persons. There is evidence that the origin and means by which the money was obtained were known exactly by the two beneficiaries,” the prosecutors say.
Dan Motreanu is in his third mandate as MP, being member of the National Liberal Party (PNL) since 1990.

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