The Case of the Former Democratic Party Deputy, Constantin Țuțu, Investigated for Illicit Enrichment and False Statements was Sent to the Court
The case in which the former deputy of the Democratic Party Constantin Țuțu is investigated for illicit enrichment and false statements was sent to court. Anticorruption prosecutors seized the former parliamentarian’s house.
Țuțu was charged with illicit enrichment and false statements. The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office presented their accusation to the former parliamentarian on October 12 this year.
According to the institution, Constantin Țuțu is charged with three counts, for committing the crime of illicit enrichment and two episodes of false statements.
Prosecutors claim that the former deputy, being a person with public office, in 2014-2019 made income from several sources in the total amount of 320,000 euros and also in the same period made expenses in the total amount of 500,000 euros.
”There was a substantial difference between income and expenses. The amount of expenses prevailing over the amounts of income is over 180,000 euros, and it could not be obtained legally. In order to distort the real information on income and expenses, the former deputy included in his wealth declaration for 2017 and 2018 false and incomplete data, indicating an income obtained from the sale of a car in the amount of 80,000 euro, when in fact according to the contract, the car was sold for 75 thousand euros.”
Prosecutors also say that the parliamentarian indicated in his wealth declaration that he borrowed 100,000 euros from a person, although in this sense no confirmatory legal act was drawn up, and de facto in the criminal investigation it was found that the financial means did not reach the former deputy.
Also, according to the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office, Țuțu intentionally did not include in his wealth declaration for 2017 and 2018, the following data:
- the income obtained from the sale of a car, in the amount of 1,500 euros
- obtaining the property right over a portion of land, purchased at the price of 1,000 euros
- the usufructuary state of seven cars
- the cash loan granted to a company in the amount of 3,000 euros
- the alienation based on a sale-purchase contract of construction land, at the price of 50 euros.
During the criminal investigation on the case in order to ensure a possible confiscation, the anti-corruption prosecutors applied the seizure on the former deputy’s house.