Controversial Romanian company Tel Drum and two of its representatives prosecuted for fraud with European funds
Romanian company Tel Drum and two of its representatives, Petre Pitis and Mircea Visan, are being prosecuted by DNA, the anti-graft body, for fraud with European funds leading to a prejudice of over Eur 1 million. Tel Drum, a bearer shares company, has been linked by the media to House speaker, governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea, an association he denies.
The DNA announced in a press release that it has ordered the change of the legal framework (in the sense of restraining the aggravating form of the initial offenses) and bringing criminal action against SC Tel Drum SA, Petre Pitis and Mircea Visan. The Ministry of European Funds was a civil part in the file with the amount of 4,849,375 lei and the prosecutors stated that "in order to recover the amount of money obtained unjustly, prosecutors have imposed precautionary measures on movable and immovable property belonging to defendants, individuals and legal persons. "
SC Tel Drum SA, Petre Pitis and Mircea Visan are prosecuted by DNA prosecutors for committing the offense of using or presenting in bad faith documents or false statements, inaccurate or incomplete, if the act has the effect of wrongfully obtaining European funds, with particularly serious consequences.
DNA has also begun prosecution against S.C. Wfa Impex SRL, Ion Florian, representative of Wfa Impex SRL, and Neda Florea, representative of Tel Drum, all for complicity in committing the offense of use or presentation in bad faith of documents or false, inaccurate or incomplete statements if the act has the effect of wrongfully obtaining European funds with particularly serious consequences.