Second file on former officials to be retried: Lawsuit of Constantin Nita to restart from scratch

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The file in which former minister Constantin Nita has been sentenced to 4 years in jail for corruption will be retried, a 5-judge panel with the High Court of Cassation and Justice (Supreme Court – ICCJ) has ruled on Monday.

Nita filed an appeal in annulment against the final sentence and the appeal has been uphold, the ruling is final, ziare.com informs.

The first hearings are set on April 15.

Former Energy Minister, Constantin Nita, was sentenced on June 28, 2018, by the ICCJ to 4 years in prison, in the file he is charged with bribe taking from businessman Tiberiu Urdareanu.

The ICCJ magistrates decided to uphold the decision in the first court, i.e. the 4-year sentence. The court also decided to maintain the seizure up to the amount of RON 303,000.

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) argued that in 2012, as deputy and Energy Minister, Nita requested Urdareanu 5% of a contract (RON 3.4 million), in exchange to influence Iasi Mayor Gheorghe Nechita to sign the traffic management contract. Nita received the sum in monthly tranches of EUR 5,000 and EUR 30,000 was handed in a restaurant.

Last week, the 5-judge panel with the ICCJ decided the retrial of the file on former minister Dan Sova, sentenced to 3 years in prison for influence peddling in the CET Govora file.

The ICCJ magistrates have uphold Dan Şova’s appeal against the decision of the 5-judge panel to the same court, deciding to reopen the file on April 15, 2019, when the former minister was summoned before the judges.

The decisions are made on the basis of the Constitutional Court’s decision on the 5-judge panels unlawfully set up.

 

 

 

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