Justice Minister, Tudorel Toader, has sent to the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) the proposal for the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) top position, Oliver Felix Banila, in order to get the positive opinion. Banila is prosecutor with the Prosecutor’s Office upon the Bacau Court, stiri.tvr.ro informs.
Banila competed for the DIICOT top position with the incumbent chief prosecutor, Daniel Horodniceanu, whose mandate will end on May 19.
The proposal will be subsequently sent to President Klaus Ioahnnis.
Felix Banila said after the proposal that he hadn’t worked within DIICOT so far, but he had investigated files of large violence, criminal groups and members of the organized crime. Asked what are the challenges for this position, Banila said: „To establish a united team which should give much better results”.
The incumbent DIICOT head, Daniel Horodniceanu, who lost the race to Felix Banila, stated that he doesn’t know what had been his foe’s advantages, also adding he wants to know how he has harmed DIICOT. „I have no idea what were his advantages. Definitely, the minister will present the criteria underlying his choice and I am very curious to hear them, as well. The Justice minister has never reproached me anything, on the contrary, we had a good and fair principled relation.“