Darius Vâlcov, definitively convicted and prosecuted, surrendered

The former Minister of Finance, Darius Vâlcov, wanted after he was not found to be imprisoned, surrendered to the authorities in Italy. He had fled the country before being sentenced to six years in prison in a case of influence peddling and money laundering.

Darius Vâlcov, aged 46, surrendered to agents from the Portici police station, near Naples, writes press from Italy. A European arrest warrant had been issued in his name.

Former mayor of the municipality of Slatina and Minister of Finance, Darius Vâlcov was definitively sentenced, on May 3, 2023, by a panel of five judges from the Supreme Court to six years in prison for influence peddling and money laundering.

It is about the ‘Pictures File’, so named after the prosecutors found over 100 works of art purchased by Vâlcov through intermediaries, some of them being hidden in the false walls of buildings belonging to the former minister.

Also, the judges upheld the decision to confiscate the sum of 6.2 million lei from Vâlcov.

Source: Cotidianul RO by www.cotidianul.ro.

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