Update: Justice Minister Toader notifies Judicial Inspection on Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar

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Justice Minister Tudorel Toader has notified the Judicial Inspection on Wednesday regarding Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, for his refusal to hand over the file on 2009 elections to the parliamentary investigating committee.

The decision was made after talks between the Minister and the Prosecutor General Wednesday afternoon.

Toader said Wednesday morning that he would request the Judicial Inspection to investigate the Prosecutor General’s conduct in regard to his refusal to hand over to the parliamentary investigating committee the Public Ministry’s file on the 2009 elections, hotnews.ro informs.

“The Judicial Inspection should check the positive or negative conduct of the Prosecutor General, precisely his reluctance to hand over the file. Personally, I believe the prosecutor General is aware of his job responsibilities,” Minister Toader said. He added he believes it’s not the case for Augustin Lazar to ask the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) if he should hand over the documents.

Minister Toader said he would have talks with the Prosecutor General and after his answers he would notify the Judicial Inspection.

The parliamentary investigating committee requested on July 11, to the Prosecutor General’s Office upon the Supreme Court, the classified file regarding the elections.

On July 14, the Prosecutor General’s Office sent to the investigating committee a reply, reading that it cannot send a copy of the file due to constitutional issues, due to Constitutional Court decisions, adding that the activity of a parliamentary investigating committee and a judicial investigation cannot interfere.


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