Elena Udrea stays behind bars


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Elena Udrea remains in custody in “Bute Gala” file, according to a final ruling of the Supreme Court on Thursday night. The court has thus dismissed Udrea’s appeal against her arrest on February 25.

The preventive arrest warrant on Udrea’s name was issued for four bribery charges during her term as minister of Regional Development and Tourism.

Elena Udrea also served a pre-trial jail sentence for a few days in the Microsoft file during February 10-17. So, she spent about a week behind bars subsequently being placed under home arrest.

Anti-corruption prosecutors have also seized part of her wealth consisting in several buildings she owns and several millions RON, an action disposed following charges in the “Bute Gala” case.

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