Romanian Communication Ministry probed for spending irregularities
A Romanian high court will investigate possible irregularities in contracts signed by the Communication Ministry for the implementation of the e-Romania 2 IT platform, the Romanian media reported June 10.
“The possible criminal acts found in the [governmental] report include forgery, abuse of office against public interests and intellectual fraud,” the Romania-Insider news service reported.
A special department run by Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta submitted the issue to the courts after discovering that actions may have been taken to favor IT company Omnilogic, which eventually won the tender for the platform in 2010.
Omnilogic received remuneration for most of the contract, despite the fact that it has not started setting up or implementing the platform.
E-Romania 2 is part of the ‘e-Romania National Program’ designed to digitize information on Romanian history, culture, health, education and business.