The Rahova Penitentiary parole committee gave a favorable opinion for the early release of former Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea, finding that all the legal requirements are met, his lawyer Flavia Teodosiu announced on Wednesday.
In a statement for AGERPRES, Teodosiu said that Dragnea would have qualified for the committee's assessment in February, had his right to work not been "violated".
The former leader of the Social Democratic Party applied with the Bucharest Sector 5 Court to be released on parole from the 3 year and 6 month sentence he is serving in the case of fictitious employment at the Teleorman Social Assistance and Child Protection Directorate General.
According to the court portal, Dragnea applied for release on parole on April 12 and the settlement deadline was set for April 27.
Liviu Dragnea has been in prison since May 27, 2019, when he was definitively convicted by the Supreme Court for inciting abuse of office.