Calin Popescu Tariceanu’s clean bribery acusations are related to the Austrian company Fujitsu Siemens Computers, which was a distributor of Microsoft licenses, according to Hotnews.ro, citing formal sources. The Countrywide Anti-corruption Division (DNA) did not state an formal relationship amongst Tariceanu and Fujitsu, but Tariceanu talked about it in the very first response about the file.
The activities took place in 2008 when, based on a govt conclusion, two supplemental files have been signed for the 2014 contract, as the prosecutors outlined in 2016 when they imposed the judicial command around Silviu Hotaran and Ovidiu Apostolescu, the representatives of Microsoft Romania, and Claudiu Florica, the representative of Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
Final night time, Calin Popescu Tariceanu invoked Microsoft’s case and govt choices.
“During the govt cupboard I led, no payment was manufactured to Microsoft for the licenses referred to in the file. The contract was signed for the duration of the Nastase govt, payments have been manufactured to the governments that followed 2005-2008, but not in the Tariceanu govt. The government’s choices, which some portion of the press sees as the opening of the licensing course of action, have promoted these GDs in the context in which Microsoft threatened to convey Romania to justice, in which case we chance that Romanian state loses a great deal of money. In light of these documents, to talk about bribery fees is meaningless,” he wrote on Facebook.
DNA prosecutors are accusing Tariceanu of acquiring “material benefits” amounting USD 800,000 from the Austrian company for the duration of his term as primary minister. The money was allegedly utilised in an electoral marketing campaign.
In trade for the bribe, Tariceanu allegedly utilised his place to push for the signing of supplemental functions on the contract. “The file was constituted in 2018, subsequent the reunion of a few legal instances, a person of which was taken around by DNA prosecutors at the request of the Austrian judicial authorities,” the DNA mentioned.
Now, Tariceanu awaits a vote in the Senate, which is decisive for the legal prosecution to start out.