BUCHAREST, Romania – A court has sentenced the former manager of the biggest hospital in southeast Romania to six years and eight months in prison for money laundering and taking bribes.
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The Court of Appeal in Bucharest on Wednesday sentenced Danut Capatana, the ex-manager of the Constanta County Emergency Hospital. The ruling is final, and half as long as the sentence a lower court set.
Anti-corruption prosecutors say that from July 2009 to May 2016, Capatana demanded bribes from IT, medical services and other companies worth $1.43 million (1.26 million euros) in exchange for contracts. Prosecutors say the money was deposited in a Romanian company or in off-shore firms controlled by Capatana and his friends.
There was no immediate reaction from Capatana, now on trial in another corruption case.