Kovesi to be heard again on March 7 by the section for investigating magistrates

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Former National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi will be heard again by the special section for investigating magistrates, in the file in which she is charged with bribe taking, false testimony and abuse of office, sources close to the investigation say. The hearings will take plane on March 7, on the same day when a decision might be made in Brussels regarding the European Prosecutor, hotnews.ro informs.

The section for investigating magistrates claims Kovesi has asked and received in 2001, as Prosecutor General, the amount of RON 268,689.36 from former Sebastian Ghita, MP and businessman at the time, to cover expenses related to the extradition of businessman Nicolae Popa from Indonesia.

Laura Codruţa Kovesi was revoked from office on July 9, 2018 from the DNA leadership after President Klaus Iohannis acted according to the Constitutional Court decision, which required him to issue a decree of dismissal. Six months later, in December 2018, the former DNA Chief Prosecutor challenged to the ECHR the decision of revocation, stating that her human rights had been violated and that she did not want to get the position back. Laura Codruţa Kovesi’s complaint has not yet been solved by the ECHR.

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