Marian Zlotea was sentenced to 8 years and 6 months for acts he allegedly committed while he was president of the National Sanitary Veterinary Authority.
Zlotea announced that he had left Romania and applied for political refugee status in another country, following the example of his former colleague in the European Parliament, the Spaniard Carles Puigdemont.
Marian Zlotea wrote on Facebook on Wednesday night that he is innocent, and the sentence of 8 years and 6 months ordered by the Bucharest Court of Appeal considers it “unjust”, given in a case based entirely on two unfounded allegations given under pressure by two arrested defendants who, following the denunciations, were released ”.
“The whole story revolved around the social actions organized next to the churches in the 2009 election campaign. The facts were classified by DNA as acts of corruption and influence peddling without any evidence in this regard. The court of first instance of the Bucharest Tribunal ordered, as far as I was concerned, a 2-year suspended sentence, which of course I considered unjust and I attacked. The appellate court did not respect any right of defense throughout the process, changing in the penultimate term of the pronouncement the classification in influence peddling without this being requested by any of the parties involved “, says Zlotea.
The former PDL MEP considers that the sentence is unfair and “it is a political payment for the simple fact that I did not agree that, at some point, someone would take over the PDL”.
“At this moment, the new PNL formed following the merger with PDL does nothing but throw overboard all the leaders of the old PDL who woke up, following this merger, with all kinds of criminal problems. So did those before, those from whom I tried to protect the party, who led the country with the help of the institutions of force that have now put themselves in the service of the new power “, says the former MEP.
Marian Zlotea adds that he will appeal this decision to the HCCJ, to the ECHR and to all the European institutions empowered to prove his innocence.
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