VIDEO Media mogul Sorin Ovidiu Vantu and Ion Ilie Cezar retained for 24 hours by prosecutors for blackmail and threats
8:20 PM Vantu was taken in the Bucharest Police arrest. He did not want to give any statements. On Thursday, Vantu will be presented to the Bucharest Court Magistrates with a proposal for preventive arrest. Prosecutors claim that from the evidence so far, in March – April 2011, Sorin Ovidiu Vantu requested from Sebastian Ghita, manager of the news television Realitatea TV 150,000 euro and threatened with severe consequences if the latter did not comply.
Sorin Ovidiu Vantu is accused of life threatening statements against Ghita and his family which determined Ghita to take precautionary measures, the press release reads.
7:25 PM Sebastian Ghita is heard by the prosecutors following his complaint against Vantu for blackmail and threats earlier this month. Members of Asesoft board, that took over the management of news television Realitatea TV announced on Sunday, April 3 that they will submit penal complaints against the businessman and his associates.
In the same day, Reporter Virtual read that according to the complaint, Vantu threatened Ghita that he will kill his family and bury him in Moldova, North Romania. Sebastan Ghita confirmed the information.