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Senate Speaker Tariceanu, indicted by DNA

Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu has been indicted by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) for crimes of perjury and of favouring the offender.

According to a DNA press release, in the same file was prosecuted also Marius Dorin Marian, accused of perjury.

The indictment drawn up by the anticorruption prosecutors shows that, within the investigation framework conducted to clarify the case regarding the allegedly illegal restitution of land in Snagov Forest and of Baneasa Farm, Tariceanu made, under oath, on April 15, 2016, inaccurate statements about the essential aspects of the file on which he had been asked and did not say everything he knows about essential circumstances, aiming thereby to prevent/hinder the defendants’ criminal responsibility in the file.

Tariceanu argued unreal that he was unaware about the restitution to Paul Philippe of Romania (so-called Prince Paul of Romania) of some land in Baneasa (the former farm royal) and Snagov (the Fundul Sacului piece of forest), about the involvement of defendants Tal Silberstein, Beny Steinmetz, Moshe Agavi and others in the restitution proceedings or about the sale documents concerning those goods.

However, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu is accused of making untrue statements and of not saying everything he knows about the relationship he had with the defendants Tal Silberstein, Dan Catalin Andronic and Remus Truică, about the meetings and discussions with the latter on notary fees regarding the trading of buildings and about the manner of acquisition and capitalizing the claimed assets.

The file was sent for trial to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court).

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  1. An (Dutch)opinion about the recent political developments in Romania

    Investigation for perjury

    • A publication without a scrap of evidence and based on assumptions is slander and defamation. According to the Dutch criminal code it is punishable(perhaps in Romania too?)
    • A supposed case against a politician from 8 years ago, which start during the campaign in 2016 create the impression that the investigation is politically motivated and this political game does not serve justice. The DNA should avoid appearance of any political influence.
    • Mr C?lin Popescu-T?riceanu is national and international well-known as a brave man, who is the champion or advocate of trias politica and the Romanian constitutional system. Furthermore he was responsible for Romania’s entry into the European Union. Everybody knows that he was and is an opponent of Mr.Paul Lambrino, thus an assumption of a supposed connection between Mr C?lin Popescu-T?riceanu and Mr Paul Lambrino is absurd and incredible.
    National Anticorruption Directorate(DNA)

    • The connection between the DNA and SRI(Romanian Intelligence Service) is undemocratic and unconstitutional, because an effective parliamentary control is hardly possible.
    • Even though the Romanian Constitutional Court declared om February 16 2016 the cooperation between the DNA and SRI as illegal, they cannot clearity about their policy. In this scope should be mentioned the tapping scandale.

    Democracy

    • Romania has a fragile democracy and every politician should know that, but also the DNA and SRI. A technical government is an democratic monstrosity and only a temporary solution and therefore this government should have limited powers.
    • It is blameworthy that the Presidental Adviser Mr Laurantiu-Mihai Stefan has a negative influence on the voters with prophecy about the result of the votes of the general elections and his opinion about another technocrat premier.
    • Perhaps it is recommendable to ask for an investigation or advise the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe.