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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Former Romanian justice state secretary gets five-year prison sentence

Bucharest Court of Appeal sentenced Ovidiu Putura, a former state secretary within the Justice Ministry, to five years in prison, no parole, for bribery. The court’s decision is not final, however, reports local News.ro.

Putura was arrested in January 2015. His trial started in April the same year, and ended in September 2016. The High Court of Cassation and Justice will have the final say in this case if the Court of Appeal’s decision is challenged.

According to the National Anticorruption Department (DNA), in 2014, Putura told a judge from Bistrita Court that he would use his influence as state secretary to make sure that her son would pass the exam for trainee notaries in 2015. In return, Ovidiu Putura asked the judge to give a favorable ruling in a case in which his wife was the claimant.

He was also accused of receiving a EUR 30,000 bribe for intervening in another case.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Former Romanian justice state secretary gets five-year prison sentence

Bucharest Court of Appeal sentenced Ovidiu Putura, a former state secretary within the Justice Ministry, to five years in prison, no parole, for bribery. The court’s decision is not final, however, reports local News.ro.

Putura was arrested in January 2015. His trial started in April the same year, and ended in September 2016. The High Court of Cassation and Justice will have the final say in this case if the Court of Appeal’s decision is challenged.

According to the National Anticorruption Department (DNA), in 2014, Putura told a judge from Bistrita Court that he would use his influence as state secretary to make sure that her son would pass the exam for trainee notaries in 2015. In return, Ovidiu Putura asked the judge to give a favorable ruling in a case in which his wife was the claimant.

He was also accused of receiving a EUR 30,000 bribe for intervening in another case.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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