Former ANAF head, Sorin Blejnar, gets 5-year sentence
Former president of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), Sorin Blejnar, was sentenced on Thursday to 5 years in prison for tax evasion and for supporting an organized criminal group in ‘Motorina’ file, while Radu Nemes was sentenced to nine years in prison, and his wife got a 7-year sentence, the magistrates of the Court of Appeal ruled. The decision is not final.
Radu Nemes, the coordinator of the organized criminal group, was sentenced to 9 years behind bars. His wife, Diana Nemes, manager with SC Excella Real Group SRL, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for complicity to tax evasion.
Viorel Comăniţă, head of the National Customs Authority (ANV) at the occurrence of the deeds, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for complicity to tax evasion, while Florin Dan Secareanu, police officer with the Interior Ministry – DGIPI – was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
The defendants in the file have to pay to ANAF the amount of RON 242,642,205.44 (approx. EUR 56 million).
In the file 19 companies are prosecuted for tax evasion and money laundering: SC Excella Real Grup SRL, Constanţa County, SC Inkasso Jobs SRL, Constanţa County, SC Benz Oil SRL Mediaş, SC Ana Oil SRL Sibiu, SC Divers Zootehnic SRL Constanţa, SC Partener Noblesse SRL Constanţa, SC Romerom Grup SRL Constanţa, SC Accesing Perfect SRL Călăraşi, SC M&S Market SRL Constanţa, SC Milenium Energy SRL Bucureşti, SC Gabros Invent Strategies SRL Bucureşti, SC Cibin Distribution SRL Bucureşti, SC Agro Line Expres SRL Bucureşti, SC Rad Trans Concept SRL Bucureşti, SC Crivas Logistic SRL Bucureşti, SC Delta Oil Logisticv SRL Bucureşti, SC Energrom Supply Service SRL Bucureşti, SC Optima Business SRL Bacău and SC Carpatic Division SRL.
According to the indictment, during 2011-2012, , Radu and Diana Nemeş, George Guliu, Dumitru Chirvăsitu, Mihai Buliga, Andrei Florin Jugănaru, Dumitru Preda, Ovidiu Ioan Moldovan and Pavel Dumitru Ghişe set up an organized criminal group in view of committing tax evasion crimes by evading their tax obligations related to transactions of some 90,000 tons of diesel fuel, traded as lower oil products.
The group was allegedly supported by Sorin Blejnar, by his cabinet chief Codrut Alexandru Marta, by Viorel Comăniţă and by Florin Secăreanu as ‘protection shield’ and by Mariana Vrînceanu, Nicolae Belba, Lucian Ionescu, “who were subordinated to the others and carried out their orders, being aware of the intended purpose”, the prosecutors say.