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A mayor from Ungheni and his accomplice allegedly left hundreds of people without water. The apple of discord was a bribe of 410 000 de lei30.03.2021 250 Views
The mayor of the commune Măcăreşti in Ungheni and the technical manager of the drinking water supply works of the commune were detained by the NAC officers and prosecutors in a corruption case. The two are suspected that for a period of time they allegedly influenced the company manager responsible for the construction of the local aqueduct, demanding a bribe of 410 000 lei to sign the reception of the final works.
During the examination of the criminal case, it was found out that the National Environmental Fund from the Ministry of the Environment finances the projects of the local public administration to develop the local infrastructure. Thus, the Măcăreşti Town Hall from Ungheni district has benefitted from financing, organizing a public tender to carry out the works “Drinking water supply of Măcărești commune”. As a result of this tender, an economic operator was assigned and a contract was concluded with the Town Hall, and later the mayor’s office appointed a technical manager of the works.
The investigation has shown that putting into service of the aqueduct was intentionally delayed for several months by creating a number of obstacles to the economic agent. Finally, the mayor, together with the technical manager would have put a condition to the entrepreneur of giving them as a bribe a car Dacia Duster or the equivalent amount of money of 410 000 de lei to organize the procedure of signing the reception of the final works.
Thus, under the NAC control, there was organized the transmission of a tranche of money of 110 000 lei to the technical manager who continued to claim the other part of money of 300 000 lei for himself and for the mayor of the commune. Today, the NAC and the prosecutors have carried out searches in the offices of the two, where they found different amounts of money, after that they were conducted to the NAC for being questioned. Both the mayor and the technical manager were detained for 72 hours and risk prison for up to 10 years, a criminal fine and the deprivation of the right to hold public office for a certain period of time.
It should be noted that every person is presumed to be innocent until the final and irrevocable decision of the court is pronounced.
The Anticorruption Prosecution Office is conducting the criminal investigation.