Former Romanian tax agency head Sorin Blejnar sentenced to 6 years in jail for influence peddling

Sorin Melenciuc 18/10/2018 | 16:24

Sorin Blejnar, a former head of Romanian tax agency (ANAF), was sentenced on Thursday to 6 years in jail by a local Bucharest court for influence peddling. The sentence could be appealed.

Blejnar is accused by prosecutors of influence peddling because he demanded RON 12 million to a Romanian businessman in order to accept an IT contract with ANAF.

The former head of ANAF was already sentenced to 5 years in jail in another case, but the sentence is in appeal.

Blejnar was the president of ANAF between 2009 and 2012.

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