Justice Minister, Tudorel Toader, on the revocation of DNA Chief Prosecutor: I will present a report next Thursday

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Justice Minister Tudorel Toader will present the report on the evaluation of the Public Ministry, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) and the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) in the joint Parliament session next week, he said on Thursday.

“Today, before the Government sitting, I had a meeting with the Prime Minister regarding the evaluation of the Public Ministry, asking me to publicly communicate the outcome of the evaluation, no matter what. According to the law, I will present to the joint chambers of Parliament the report on the activity carried out at the level of the Public Ministry, the DNA, and DIICOT level. The presentation of this report will take place next Thursday,” Minister Tudorel Toader has said.

The Government spokesman has confirmed that the Minister of Justice had a brief discussion with Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă in the context of the scandal triggered by the interceptions published by the former PSD Deputy Vlad Cosma.

The Justice Minister interrupted his visit to Japan at the request of PM Viorica Dăncilă, who said she would have a talk with Toader and would ask him to have a “decision-making statement” related to the DNA, following the accusations against the institution.

DNA Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi said Wednesday evening that she had no reason to resign because she has observed the law.

Former DNA prosecutor Mihaiela Moraru Iorga told on Sunday Antena 3 TV private broadcaster , that the DNA chief had summoned her and asked her if she could speed up the file of a former minister whose name was rumoured for the post of prime minister.

“At the time the Prime Minister of Romania was to be appointed. The name of a former minister was rumoured. I had a file on this former minister. I do not give names, because I do not want anyone to say I damaged an investigation. I was summoned and asked if we could speed up the file. The reason was that if this gentleman becomes prime minister, Mrs. Dana Girbovan will become Minister of Justice, which would mean a disaster for us,” Mihaiela Moraru Iorga said.

On the other hand, DNA has rejected the charges brought against it by former Deputy Vlad Cosma, who said the institution is ‘making’ files and presented recordings with talks he allegedly had with prosecutors Mircea Negulescu and Lucian Onea at DNA Ploiesti. Vlad Cosma showed to Antena 3 TV recordings with the two prosecutors trying to invent files based on ‘fabricated’ evidence for politicians and businessmen, among them businessman Sebastian Ghita.


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