| Ovidiu Tender |
|fraud, money laundering|
|11 years and 4 months in jail|
A shady Romanian businessman magnate, currently in jail for money laundering. Scheduled for release in 2026.
Failed 2003 PETROM National Society deal
In 2003, an intelligence services conference in Sinaia, Romania, Tender met Willem Matser. Matser, together with Tender SA and Halliburton sought to acquire (at a cost of approximately US$ 1 billion) a controlling 51% share in PETROM National Society (SNP), the Romanian oil-company which produces 10% of the Romanian GDP. A few days after the announcement of this trio’s interest, Matser was arrested for money laundering and Romania's Economy Ministry subsequently announced that the Matser/Tender/Halliburton consortium was no longer being considered for the privatisation of PETROM.
Carom File Fraud
In December 2014, a Bucharest court sentenced Tender to 11 years and 4 months in jail for fraud and money laundering in a complex financial scheme which drained Carom's resources after taking it over illegally.