The National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) searched on Tuesday Exfin SRL, company owned by Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s mother and sister.
According to sources quoted by Agerpres, the PM’s brother-in-law could also be targeted and he will most probably be brought by the prosecutors to the DNA’s Ploiesti branch for hearings.
The case involves a European construction project and the crimes committed refer to defrauding 54 percent of the issued funds, money misappropriated for own interests, and to tax evasion practices.
According to the source, the value of the damages reaches RON 7.8 million (EUR 1.7 million), with the tax evasion damages reaching RON 2.5 million (EUR 562.050).
DNA prosecutors conducted on Tuesday morning 14 company and home searches in Bucharest and Ploiesti municipalities.
PM Ponta wrote on Twitter that he has no knowledge of the investigations regarding his brother-in-law and does not wish to make further comments.