DNA opened a criminal investigation for office abuse following a GSP investigation on the roof over the National Arena

29 Ian 2016   •   16:06
DNA opened a criminal investigation for office abuse following a GSP investigation on the roof over the National Arena
National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) reports that prosecutors have proceeded ex officio and are drafting the case for an in rem criminal prosecution for abuse of office in the investigation about the National Arena roof.

According to a release of DNA sent Thursday to Agerpres, the prosecutors from the department of fighting crimes assimilated to corruption offenses have decided on 18 January to start a criminal prosecution in rem (the fact) on the suspicion of committing the crime abuse of office to obtain undue advantages for himself or for another.

„The stadium’s membrane dos not pose a risk to users even if ignited”

In early November 2015, the Bucharest Municipality decided to close the" National Arena "because the roof membrane would be made of a material that is not approved in Romania. For this reason, an endorsement thereof from the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) has not yet been issued. Existing data show that the project design required the building of a tin roof, fix, for which there was an ISU permit. Subsequently, the project was modified, without knowing the reasons for such a decision, providing for the construction of a retractable roof from other material, for which reason a new ISU approval needed to be obtained, " DNA says.
Prosecutors found that, on completion of works, although it was known that the approval of such a roof was not possible, the payment of the constructor was made.

The stadium construction, DNA argues cost 234 million euros, of which 84 million were paid for the roof alone.
"DNA has got calculations that we do not know about. It's very good that they are trying to clear things up. It's a little too late. I’ve started writing about it in 2011. During this investment, from 2007 to 2011, all sorts of disorders came out "explained Catalin Tolontan, editor of Sports Gazette.

What has triggered the DNA investigation.

The DNA investigation is a result of the disclosures made over the past few days by the Sports Gazette.

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