The Chamber of Deputies Judicial Committee voted on Monday in favor of a penal investigation against ex Sports and Youth minister Monica Iacob Ridzi. The request of the general prosecutor to start a penal investigation against Ridzi will be subjected to a vote within the Chamber at 6:30 pm.
The vote, scheduled for 6:30 pm will be secret. In the judicial committee all Parliamentary groups voted in the favor of the general prosecutor's request after the former minister herself expressed her wish to deal with the prosecutors, so she can prove her innocence.
At his turn, PM Emil Boc announced on Monday that the Democrat Liberals will vote in the Parliament in favor of the penal investigation against Monica Iacob Ridzi.
On Youth Day, the ex Sports minister organized several concerts across Bucharest and at the Constinesti seaside resort and other places in the country. For these events, the ministry, led by Ridzi spent some 628,000 euro from the budget. However, after an investigation of a sports magazine, Gazeta Sportului, the ministry was accused of lavishly spending money and signing contracts with apartment companies, without organizing a public tender.