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Daniel Horodniceanu, the new DIICOT chief prosecutor. President Iohannis signs the appointment decree

DIICOT head warns: 4,770 files would be closed if the new amended criminal codes came into effect

The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) chief prosecutor, Daniel Horodniceanu has stated on Tuesday that over 4,700 files would have to be closed if the amendments on the criminal codes came into effect.

The action would come following the new provision included in the Criminal Procedure Code that files where criminal prosecution has not been started against anyone within one-year time will have to be closed down. He assessed there are 4,770 such files.

Chamber of Deputies Speaker and PSD leader, Liviu Dragnea, believes ‘procedures must be accelerated’ to adopt the Criminal Codes, however, he rejected the idea that the Government issues an emergency ordinance in this regard.

Asked what is happening to the criminal complaint against PM Viorica Dancila, the anti-organized crime replied: „It is under way. I know several requests have been made on June 6 and we are waiting for the results”.

Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban has filed a criminal complaint against PM Viorica Dancila at the General Prosecutor’s Office some time ago. The complaint comes over the Gov’t memorandum on the relocation of the Romanian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Liberal leader accuses PM Dancila of high treason, of presenting information in bad faith to the Romanian President, of usurpation and disclosing state secret information.

Orban asks prosecutors to probe into all details related to the adoption of the memorandum on the embassy to Jerusalem. According to the complaint, the memorandum adopted by the Government has brought serious prejudice to the country.

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