A few tens of former collaborators and employes of Money TV channel will submit a criminal complaint to DIICOT against all shareholders and the administrator of the company that operated the audiovisual license for Money TV until September. Sorin Freciu is among those targeted by the complaint.
“I don’t know how we ended in this situation. They all knew from the start that I joined this project from sentimental reasons, never for business reasons. Of course, it was a mistake”, Sorin Freciu said, for Paginademedia.ro.
In MoneyTV employes’ initiative to sumbit a criminal complaint are involved reporters, redactors, show producers, cameramans, directors, tech and administrative employes that had contractual ties with the former owner of Money TV license and that didn’t received their financial rights. Targeted by the criminal complaint are more companies that saw Money TV’s employees switch from one another during the last years: S.C. Media Advertising & Sales S.R.L., S.C. Radio TV Global Network S.R.L., S.C. Worldwide Media Solutions S.R.L., S.C. The Money Channel Consulting S.R.L., S.C. Creative Media Ideas S.R.L., S.C. Realitatea Media S.R.L.
Former employees accuse the mentioned companies of deception with dire serious consequences, fiscal evasion, money laundering and other connex crimes in continued form.
Sorin Freciu for Paginademedia.ro:
On how the situation got to criminal complaint: “That’s not something you should ask me, I have no idea how it got in this situation. It seems strange to me too”.
About several months unpaid salaries to Money TV employes: “I don’t know if this is a criminal complaint reason, the fact that a company cannot manage to earn money on a media market such as the Romanian one. I don’t think there are reasons, as the companies you are talking about are companies financed until the moment the financing wasn’t possible anymore. I don’t know if this is a criminal reason”.
How the situation got here: “Shareholders didn’t had money anymore and the companies didn’t perform”
Have you spoke with the people?: “I really don’t believe someone tried to call me and didn’t managed to talk to me. I spoke with some. All the people knew what the situation was. They all knew from the beginning that I got involved in this project from sentimental reasons, not business ones. It was, of course, a mistake.
I cared about this project. All those I worked with knew about this. From the very start, I tried to attract strong partners in this project. I didn’t manage to. I’ve tried everything that was possible. It didn’t work.
Why didn’t you close?: “Because we had all the time discussions that didn’t reach to an end. We are talking still about a company that was sold”
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