A former parliamentarian and leader of the revolutionaries in Brașov is one step away from extradition from Italy. Dorin Lazăr Maior will be brought by the Romanian police to the country tomorrow and handed over to the Penitentiary Administration. He must serve five years in prison for corruption. It is the second time that the former revolutionary has been extradited to our country. He also tried to escape justice in 2016.
“On October 2, 2023, an escort made up of officers from the International Police Cooperation Center of the Romanian Police will pick up a 63-year-old man from Rome, Italy.
He was sentenced by the Brașov Court, to a sentence of 2 years and 1,186 days in prison, for committing the offense of buying influence. The judicial authorities in Italy have ordered the arrest of the person pursued on the basis of the European arrest warrant issued by the Brașov Court”, reports the Police.
The former PSD deputy was sent to court by DNA Braşov prosecutors for buying influence and complicity in buying influence, after allegedly trying to obtain a favorable solution in another case in which he was already definitively sentenced to seven years of prison for blackmail. In April, Maior was extradited from Dubai, where he had fled since 2013, and is currently incarcerated.
Dorin Lazăr Maior was extradited from Dubai on April 21, 2016, after an arrest warrant was issued in absentia in his name, he was brought to Romania and incarcerated, initially, in the custody of the Braşov Police.
Maior was definitively sentenced, in November 2013, by the Mures Court of Appeal to seven years in prison with execution, for blackmail, in the “Romexterra” file. Thus, Dorin Lazăr Maior, Ovidiu Tition and Florina Aprofirei were sent to court, in 2006, by DNA Braşov prosecutors, being accused of blackmailing two Braşov businessmen, including the former deputy director of Romexterra Bank Braşov Mihai Maţepiuc, for the illegal manner in which loans were granted at the respective bank. Maior allegedly threatened the two businessmen that he would denounce them if he did not receive one million lei from each.
Also, the Sibiu Court issued a warrant for the execution of the prison sentence for committing the crime of insult, Maior being accused that on April 6, 2012 he threatened with death a representative of a public institution in Brasov county. The sentence he was sentenced to was seven years in prison.
On December 14, 2015, the international investigation was extended based on the preventive arrest warrant issued by the Braşov Court of Appeal, for the commission of the crimes of complicity in buying influence, in the sense that he supported a man in the criminal activity, through which he from then he pursued the purchase of influence of some judges who judged the case in which he had been convicted, the IGPR press release also states.
At the same time, the Braşov Court issued a new warrant for the execution of the prison sentence against Dorin Lazăr Maior, for committing the crime of tax evasion, being sentenced to six years in prison. Between July 2007 and April 2008, as administrator of a commercial company in Braşov, Dorin Lazăr Maior avoided paying the taxes owed to the state, the damage caused being almost 470,000 lei.
Editor: Liviu Cojan