Several Holzindustrie Schweighofer directors investigated by DIICOT in the illegal timber trade case

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DIICOT has prosecuted several managers from the Holzindustrie Schweighofer factories from Radauti and Sebes, following searches conducted on the premises on Wednesday.

Among the suspects there is Nichifor Tofan, the manager of the Holzindustrie Schweighofer factory in Radauti, as well as other two people in the plant’s top management and a top official of the factory in Sebes.

Organized crime prosecutors conducted searches at the Schweighofer Holzindustrie factories in Radauti and Sebes yesterday, in a file related to the illegal timber trade, with the financial loss being estimated at EUR 25 million.

Searches are also conducted at Park Departments and Forestry Guards.

23 searches are under way in Alba, Suceava, Hunedoara, Braşov, Bihor and Bucharest. Investigators from DIICOT claim that the financial loss, which has been caused by the illegal timber purchase or whose illegal origin was concealed through supporting documents that were not real, mounts to EUR 25 million.

More details here.

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