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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Former treasurer of Romania's Social Democratic Party sentenced for misuse of public funds

Romania's High Court (ICCJ) sentenced MP Mircea Gheorghe Draghici to 4 years in prison for committing the crime of misusing party subsidies.

Draghici, who was the treasurer of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) under Liviu Dragnea's rule, was also sentenced to 3 years in prison for embezzlement, resulting in a combined sentence of five years in jail, Mediafax reported.

The judges also decided to confiscate from Mircea Draghici the amount of EUR 19,000.

The ruling is not final and can be appealed within ten days.

The prosecutors of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) sent the former PSD treasurer to court, accusing him that he allegedly appropriated the state subsidies received by the party. He allegedly used the party's money to rent a building for the party's office, but he also bought the building under a hidden agreement.

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Profile picture for user andreich
Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Former treasurer of Romania's Social Democratic Party sentenced for misuse of public funds

Romania's High Court (ICCJ) sentenced MP Mircea Gheorghe Draghici to 4 years in prison for committing the crime of misusing party subsidies.

Draghici, who was the treasurer of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) under Liviu Dragnea's rule, was also sentenced to 3 years in prison for embezzlement, resulting in a combined sentence of five years in jail, Mediafax reported.

The judges also decided to confiscate from Mircea Draghici the amount of EUR 19,000.

The ruling is not final and can be appealed within ten days.

The prosecutors of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) sent the former PSD treasurer to court, accusing him that he allegedly appropriated the state subsidies received by the party. He allegedly used the party's money to rent a building for the party's office, but he also bought the building under a hidden agreement.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Shutterstock)

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