The former Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) chief, Alina Bica, will file a criminal complaint against the DNA chief prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, to the Prosecutor General’s Office. The announcement was made on Monday by Bica’s lawyer in the courtroom.
More specifically, Alina Bica’s lawyer has called for the hearings on Monday to be allowed to file supplementary evidence, a criminal complaint to be filed with the Prosecutor General’s Office, which concerns Laura Codruta Kovesi and Gheorghe Popovici. It is related to the ANRP file, in which the former DIICOT chief is prosecuted alongside Horia Simu and former ANAF chief Şerban Pop.
Bica is charging the two with abusive investigation and unfair repression.
Alina Bica has asked to be heard by video-conference.
In September 2015 the former DIICOT chief and former ANAF head Serban Pop were indicted by DNA for bribe taking in regard to classifying a file in which businessman Horia Simu was involved.
On January 26, 2017 the Supreme Court magistrates sentenced Alina Bica to three years and six month in prison for favouring the perpetrator, , the legal classification being changed from bribe taking and improper participation in the form of deliberate determination to the guilty misconduct of the abuse of service in favour of the perpetrator. The decision was not final, the appeal being under trial.
Currently, the former DIICOT chief is in Costa Rica, where she requested political asylum.
Alina Bica lives in the same neighbourhood with Elena Udrea, former Development and Tourism Minister in the Emil Boc cabinet, who is also prosecuted in several files. Bica and Udrea are close friends.
The ICCJ judges said in April this year that Alina Bica has not been granted political refugee status in Costa Rica, as her lawyer argued, the former head of DIICOT being a solicitor with a provisional approval expiring in January 2019.
The magistrates rejected Alina Bica’s request to be heard by video-conference in the ANRP file because the documents submitted by the lawyer do not prove her impossibility to show up in the trial.
“The medical records presented do not prove the impossibility to show up. The court finds that Alina Bica does not have refugee status but has a provisional application card valid until January 30, 2019,” announced Lucia Rog, president of the panel of judges.