Romania: Former Energy minister, SocDem MP Constantin Nita prosecuted for influence peddling

Social-Democrat Constantin Nita, MP, a former energy minister in Victor Ponta’s Cabinet, is prosecuted by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) under judicial control on bail for influence peddling.

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He was at the DNA headquarters on Monday afternoon, where he was informed about the accusations.The prosecutors ordered the judicial control and a 60-day bail starting on April 25 and a bail of 150,000 lei, DNA informed in a release to AGERPRES.

The DNA prosecutors allege that in 2013, then-minister of energy Constantin Nita has asked a businessperson (the denouncer) an illegal commission of five percent of the value of a contract closed by the latter’s company with a municipality, in exchange for Nita’s influence upon the mayor.

AGERPRES

25 April 2016