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CSM prosecutors want to have the first say in appointing and recalling heads of prosecutor’s offices

Amid dispute between the President and the Justice minister on who is more appropriate to recall the chief prosecutors, the Prosecutors section within the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) have sent the minister of Justice and the chairman of the ...

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CSM asks the Judicial Inspectorate to verify Dragnea’s attacks against magistrates, DIICOT notifies CSM over the same issue

The Prosecutors Section of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has requested the Judicial Inspectorate to verify, in the light of the potential to affect the independence of the judiciary, the statements made by PSD Chairman Liviu Dragnea to a ...

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Former DIICOT chief, Alina Bica, will file criminal complaint against DNA’s Kovesi

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 ...

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Justice Minister sends proposal to appoint Felix Bănilă as DIICOT chief to President Iohannis

Justice Minister, Tudorel Toader, has announced on Monday he has sent to President Klaus Iohannis the proposal to appoints Felix Banila (photo) as Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) chief prosecutor. “Today I have sent to the President ...

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Judges Forum urges CSM to defend the independence of magistrates after the attacks during the PSD rally. DIICOT to file referrals

The ‘Judges Forum in Romania’ association has sent a request to the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) whereby requests it to defend the independence of the justice system against the recent attacks from the legislative power and from the executive ...

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High Court: Elena Udrea sentenced to 6 years in jail, Rudel Obreja to 5 years in ‘Bute Gala’ file. Lawyer: illegal sentence. Udrea sells shares worth EUR 500,000

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) has sentenced on Tuesday former Tourism Minister Elena Udrea to six years and four months imprisonment in the ‘Bute Gala’ file. Rudel Obreja was sentenced to five years in ...

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Prosecutor section within CSM Okays Felix Banila as DIICOT head

The prosecutor section of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has Okayed the proposal that prosecutor Felix Banila should take over the helm of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), judicial sources told local media on Tuesday. ...

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Two Dutch DJs, caught with drugs at Iasi International Airport

Two Dutch DJs were caught on Friday afternoon with prohibited substances at Iasi International Airport. The two DJs, who attended the Afterhills Festival, ongoing in Iasi these days, were taken to the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) ...

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Several Holzindustrie Schweighofer directors investigated by DIICOT in the illegal timber trade case

DIICOT has prosecuted several managers from the Holzindustrie Schweighofer factories from Radauti and Sebes, following searches conducted on the premises on Wednesday. Among the suspects there is Nichifor Tofan, the manager of the Holzindustrie Schweighofer factory in Radauti, as well ...

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Update: Searches at Schweighofer Holzindustrie HQs in an illegal timber business file. Financial loss around EUR 25 M

Organized crime prosecutors are conducting searches at the Schweighofer Holzindustrie factories in Radauti and Sebes in a file related to the illegal timber trade, with the financial loss being estimated at EUR 25 million. Searches are also conducted at Park Departments ...

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