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Search at the ministry of health – OLAF

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The European Anti-Fraud Office - OLAF discovered possible acts of corruption and fraud at the acquisition of medical equipment out of EU funds and sent information to the Romanian authorities, the press office of the institution said, when answering a question regarding the searches made on Monday by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA).



OLAF sent’ valuable info obtained in the administrative investigation’ to the Romanian authorities which had searches today, as the DNA announced ‘ the press office said, mentioning the fact that due to reasons of confidenciality the European Office cannot offer detailed info about the investigation.



The DNA prosecutors check with the ministry of health the acquisition of equipement in a programme developed with the World Bank, between 2007 – 2008 the representatives of the ministry said.

According to the quoted sources, the investigators check the documents in contracts aiming at the acquisition of equipment, between 2007 – 2008, made in a programme developed with the World Bank.



The prosecutors of the DNA have searches on Monday, at 20 addresses in Bucharest, among which hospitals as well, in a file including corruption which could be made by civil servants in a procedure of acquisition, through programmes financed from public funds and foreign funds. It is about ‘suspicion of making, between 2008 – 2011 of corruption crime and assimilated to the corruption ones by civil servants in a process of acquisition through programmes financed out of public funds and foreign funds’ a DNA press release says.

 

DNA: 60 prosecutors convicted in anti-corruption cases in May

 

The National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) announced 26 binding court rulings in which 60 persons were convicted in anti-corruption cases in May following the cases that it had instrumented.

According to a release on Monday sent by the DNA , among the convicts they were a mayor, a chief-commissioner of the National Environmental Guard, a director of the Constanta Agency for Environment Protection, three teachers, among whom a university professors.

The source also specified that the convicts received sentences between 9 years in prison and a suspended sentence of 4 months in prison.

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