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).