: RomaniaJournal: Israelis accused of spying DNA chief were hired by two media moguls

20:20 Apr. 12, 2016

RomaniaJournal: Israelis accused of spying DNA chief were hired by two media moguls

The Romanian national flag is seen hanging from a window of a residential apartment in the center of Bucharest, Romania, on July 2, 2014 (Getty Images)

They remain under remand for 20 days

The Bucharest Court of Appeal has ruled on Tuesday, April 12, to cut the remand period for the two Israelis accused of spying the DNA chief to 20 days. The court has upheld their contestations and decided to cut down the remand period from 30 to 20 days, hotnews.ro reports.

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Two media moguls have hired the Israelis accused of having spied on the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) chief Laura Codruta Kovesi, sources close to the investigation have told HotNews.ro. According to these sources allegedly is about moguls investigated by the DNA.

Currently Adrian Sarbu, Sebastian Ghita, Dan Voiculescu, Dan Diaconescu and Sorin Ovidiu Vantu are investigated by DNA or prosecuted under various charges in other files, the last three being already sentenced.

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It is unclear whether besides the two media moguls there are other names involved in hiring the Israelis.

DIICOT officially announced on April 3 that two employees of the Israeli company Black Cube were detained and preventively arrested on charges that they tried to spy the DNA chief. Full story 

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