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Irina Marica
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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 irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Romanian minister Liviu Dragnea gets one year of probation for electoral fraud in 2012 referendum

Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice sentenced the Minister of Development and Administration Liviu Dragnea to one year of probation in a case related to the electoral fraud in the 2012 referendum. At that time, the referendum was organized to dismiss former President Traian Basescu.

The other defendants were either acquitted or sentenced to probation. The decision, however, is not final and can be further appealed, reports local Mediafax.

Dragnea and 74 other people were sent to trial in 2013 in the case nicknamed “Fraud in the referendum”.

Liviu Dragnea, general secretary of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) at that time, was accused of using his influence in order to obtain undue benefits for him or for others.

According to anticorruption prosecutors, Dragnea used his influence and authority to obtain electoral advantages for his party, namely to “achieve the attendance quorum using votes obtained under conditions other than legal ones”.

74 people, presidents and members of polling stations helped Dragnea in this fraud. They’ve forged documents and introduced more voting bulletins into the ballot boxes, increasing the number of votes illegally, the prosecutors said.

Several important officials were heard as witnesses throughout this trial, such as Prime Minister Victor Ponta, Defense Minister Mircea Dusa, and former Energy Minister Constantin Nita.

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Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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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 irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Romanian minister Liviu Dragnea gets one year of probation for electoral fraud in 2012 referendum

Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice sentenced the Minister of Development and Administration Liviu Dragnea to one year of probation in a case related to the electoral fraud in the 2012 referendum. At that time, the referendum was organized to dismiss former President Traian Basescu.

The other defendants were either acquitted or sentenced to probation. The decision, however, is not final and can be further appealed, reports local Mediafax.

Dragnea and 74 other people were sent to trial in 2013 in the case nicknamed “Fraud in the referendum”.

Liviu Dragnea, general secretary of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) at that time, was accused of using his influence in order to obtain undue benefits for him or for others.

According to anticorruption prosecutors, Dragnea used his influence and authority to obtain electoral advantages for his party, namely to “achieve the attendance quorum using votes obtained under conditions other than legal ones”.

74 people, presidents and members of polling stations helped Dragnea in this fraud. They’ve forged documents and introduced more voting bulletins into the ballot boxes, increasing the number of votes illegally, the prosecutors said.

Several important officials were heard as witnesses throughout this trial, such as Prime Minister Victor Ponta, Defense Minister Mircea Dusa, and former Energy Minister Constantin Nita.

Ruling party general secretary Liviu Dragnea accused of electoral fraud in Romania’s referendum

Anti-corruption prosecutors charge Romania’s Deputy Premier over fraud in referendum against president

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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