Dan Șova

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Dan Șova
Conferinta de presa sustinuta de Dan Sova, la sediul PSD - 07.08 (1) (14834714276).jpg
Minister for Infrastructure Projects of National Interest and Foreign Investment
Assumed office
21 December 2012
President Crin Antonescu (has been acting)
Prime Minister Victor Ponta
Member of the Senate of Romania
Assumed office
19 December 2008
Constituency 30-Olt, Electoral district No. 3
Personal details
Born (1973-04-09) 9 April 1973 (age 45)
Bucharest, Romania
Nationality Romanian
Political party Social Democratic Party (until 2014)[1]
Alma mater University of Bucharest[2]
Profession Lawyer

Dan-Coman Șova (born 9 April 1973 in Bucharest) is a Romanian lawyer and politician. A member of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), he has sat in the Romanian Senate since 2008, representing Olt County.

Dan Șova was appointed Minister for Infrastructure Projects of National Interest and Foreign Investment on 21 December 2012. Previously, he served as Minister Delegate for Liaison with Parliament

He graduated from the Faculty of Law (1995) and the Faculty of History (2001) of the University of Bucharest.[3]

In 2012, while he was his party's spokesperson, he said in a TV program that "no Jews suffered from the hands of Romanians" during the Holocaust, a statement for which he had to apologize the next day.[4] He was then sent to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, to learn about the Holocaust in Romania.[5]

In August 2014, he was put under investigation for complicity to abuse of office.[6]

On 25 September 2017, Șova was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment and €100,000 forfeiture for influence peddling, subject to appeal.[7] On 20 June 2018, the sentence became final.[8]

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  1. ^ http://www.gandul.info/politica/ponta-i-a-exclus-din-psd-pe-geoana-vanghelie-si-sova-vanghelie-mi-a-fost-greata-n-am-vazut-asa-executii-nici-la-partidul-comunist-sova-accept-13649849
  2. ^ University of Bucharest CV
  3. ^ "Dan Șova" (in Romanian). University of Bucharest. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
  4. ^ Dragan, Flavia (March 6, 2012). "Şova îşi cere scuze că a negat Holocaustul" (in Romanian). Romania libera. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Dan Sova a fost inlocuit din functia de purtator de cuvant al PSD si trimis la Muzeul Holocaustului" (in Romanian). Pro TV. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Anticorruption Directorate: Senator Sova under criminal investigation for complicity to abuse of office". Agerpres. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Former Romanian senator gets three-year prison sentence for influence peddling". Romania-Insider.com. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Former Romanian senator and minister sentenced to three years in jail for bribery". Romania-Insider.com. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.

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