BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld a conviction and a three and a half year prison sentence against ruling Social Democrat Party leader Liviu Dragnea for inciting others to commit abuse of office.
Dragnea, who is also speaker of the lower house of parliament, appealed the initial verdict last year. Monday’s conviction is final. He also has a previous conviction in a vote-rigging case.
(Reporting by Luiza Ilie; Editing by Radu Marinas and John Stonestreet)