Calin Popescu Tariceanu’s fresh new bribery acusations are connected to the Austrian organization Fujitsu Siemens Desktops, which was a distributor of Microsoft licenses, in accordance to Hotnews.ro, citing official sources. The Countrywide Anti-corruption Division (DNA) did not point out an official connection between Tariceanu and Fujitsu, but Tariceanu talked about it in the to start with reaction about the file.
The gatherings occurred in 2008 when, dependent on a federal government choice, two additional documents were signed for the 2014 deal, as the prosecutors outlined in 2016 when they imposed the judicial handle more than Silviu Hotaran and Ovidiu Apostolescu, the representatives of Microsoft Romania, and Claudiu Florica, the representative of Fujitsu Siemens Desktops.
Previous night, Calin Popescu Tariceanu invoked Microsoft’s case and federal government conclusions.
“During the federal government cabinet I led, no payment was manufactured to Microsoft for the licenses referred to in the file. The deal was signed for the duration of the Nastase federal government, payments were manufactured to the governments that adopted 2005-2008, but not in the Tariceanu federal government. The government’s conclusions, which some component of the press sees as the opening of the licensing approach, have promoted these GDs in the context in which Microsoft threatened to carry Romania to justice, in which case we chance that Romanian point out loses a good deal of money. In mild of these records, to converse about bribery charges is meaningless,” he wrote on Facebook.
DNA prosecutors are accusing Tariceanu of getting “material benefits” amounting USD 800,000 from the Austrian organization for the duration of his term as key minister. The money was allegedly utilized in an electoral marketing campaign.
In exchange for the bribe, Tariceanu allegedly utilized his posture to push for the signing of additional acts on the deal. “The file was constituted in 2018, following the reunion of a few legal circumstances, a single of which was taken more than by DNA prosecutors at the ask for of the Austrian judicial authorities,” the DNA said.
Now, Tariceanu awaits a vote in the Senate, which is decisive for the legal prosecution to commence.