Toni Grebla – acquitted by the High Court, ruling is final

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The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) 5-judge panel has ruled on Thursday to acquit the incumbent Government Secretary general, Toni Grebla. The ruling is final and was made by majority of votes.

The separate opinion was to sentence Toni Grebla to 2 years imprisonment for influence peddling and also businessman Ion Barcina to 2 years for influence buying, ziare.co reports.

ICCJ postponed the decision 3 times.

In the same file businessmen Ion Bircina, Mihai Prundianu, Greorghe Grecu and Victor Dolghi were acquitted.

On May 11, 2018, ICCJ’s 3-judge panel acquitted former constitutional judge Toni Grebla in the corruption file opened by DNA against him, along with four other defendants

Grebla, also former PSD Senator, was accused that he pretended and received goods and services as bribe from businessman Ion Bîrcină to help the latter obtain some contracts in the energy and scrap iron fields. More precisely, Grebla allegedly promised Bîrcină he will intercede with public servants from the state companies, ministries and central and local authorities so that the businessman should get these contracts.

On the other hand, Grebla’s lawyers argued that her client has been a target and asked that all physical evidence should be removed from the file, meaning the tapings, invoking a ruling by the Constitutional Court that says that all that evidence to be illegal in the indictment must be taken out from the trials.

He was indicted in September 2015.

 

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