A brief history of Dan Voiculescu the owner of said TV station and his actions:
1) During the Commie era the man was at first an informant for the Romanian Secret Police, Securitate, a well known repressive state organization and
later became an actual employee of the Securitate and lead the Exterior Commerce Company, ICE Dunarea.
At the time the Communist regime fell in Romania, December of 1989, in the accounts of several off-shore companies owned by ICE Dunarea there were
various sums of money, documents point to somewhere in the region of 300 mil $, that instantly vanished never to be found.
2) Several years after the fall of the Communism, Dan Voiculescu started his company, GRIVCO, that was involved in different takeovers of state
assets, all done in such a manner that the state was at a loss in all those transactions and in various businesses with state-owned companies in
anything from energy to agriculture.
Among those takeovers was the Institute of Alimentation Research in 2003, located in of Bucharest's prime areas, in Baneasa in the Northern side of
Bucharest. The company was on a plot of land of about 3-4 hectares and also included several buildings.
A year before the takoever, in 2002, in govermnent documents, discovered by various journalists, an adjacent plot of land with a slightly larger
surface but no buildings on it was evaluated for sale at around 13 MILLION $. In 2003 at the time of the takeover, Dan Voiculescu, with the help of
several people in government agencies and the Institute's leading board, managed to buy the Institute at the price of 150 THOUSAND $.
3) The TV station mentioned in the OP, belonging to Voiculescu's media empire (he is a well known media mogul), mainly used to bludgeon anyone he felt
necessary, using mostly RT type tactics, with fabricated news and investigations and half-truths, for the past several years has been operating from a
building belonging to the Institute previously taken over by Voiculescu, for which it payed rent.
Yesterday, the last day of a trial that span out for 6 years, in which Dan Voiculescu had been sentenced to 10 years in prison for money laundering in
the takeover of the Institute of Alimentation Research and after, one of the decisions of the court was to put a seziure on various assets, buildings
and sums of money, related to the Institute, among them the building in which said TV station, Antena3, was operating. The decision was presented on
the TV station as a political decision and a means of repression aimed towards them, since "they are the only honourable and correct TV station in
Romania", as they so often like to say.
LE: All the people trialed and convicted yesterday have taken part in the takeover of the Institute and their actions have been judged in a court of
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