Gelu Stefan Diaconu will be the new head of the Romanian National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), PM Victor Ponta has announced, according to the Mediafax newswire. Diaconu presently holds the position of state secretary in the Ministry of Economy and is politically backed by the National Liberal Party (PNL).
He is replacing Serban Pop who has held the position for about a year. Diaconu has also worked as director of the National Customs Authority between February 2005 and February 2009.
He was involved in fraud and abuse of office case in 1996 when he was charged with having forged a loan contract while working as head of Bankcoop Neamt. Ponta said he requested information about these accusations from the related authorities and he was told that the file was closed and no criminal charges were pressed.