DIICOT searches in Resita, in a file concerning an organized criminal group, supported by a judge
The DIICOT Prosecutors – the Central Structure, carried out on Wednesday searches in Resita (Caras Severin County), in a file concerning an organized criminal group specialized in crimes of tax evasion, money laundering, fraudulent bankruptcy, bribery, abuse of office and forgery, which was supported by a judge.
“There is reasonable suspicion that, since 2009, a criminal organized group was set up, backed by a magistrate judge who, invested with the dossiers on insolvency of several companies, requested and received a total of EUR 80,000 from two individuals, in order to uphold the claims of bankruptcy for these companies. After bankruptcy, a member of the criminal group, as liquidator, proceeded to sell the bankrupt companies’ goods at undervalued prices to other companies controlled by members of the group, companies which, in turn, have sold those assets to third parties at much higher prices,” a statement from DIICOT reads.
According to judicial sources, the judge under investigation is Nicusor Maldea, the presiding judge of the litigation section with the Caras-Severin Court.
The damage caused to the state budget by the criminal group’s activity is estimated at RON 6 million.
The DIICOT searches in Resita were carried out together with the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), with the support of the Organized Crime Squad (BCCO Timisoara) and SCCO Caras-Severin.