The prosecutors’ section of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has suspended from office, on Monday, prosecutors Lucian Onea (photo 1) and Mircea Negulescu (photo 2), following the decision made by the Prosecutor General’s Office to place them unde
r judicial control for the offences of misleading the judicial bodies and complicity to the crime of unjust repression.
Mircea Negulescu said Tuesday morning, while leaving the Supreme Court, where he has challenged the judicial control decision, that the evidence for the accusations against him have been made up by Vlad Cosma and that Cosma and his system are lying. He also accused the prosecutor in this case of not allowing him to hire a lawyer.
“The Cosma brothers are both lying and I will prove this,” Negulescu said. “I haven’t seen the documents on which basis I am charged. Evidence was made up. They were made up now, in this file, not in those I saw in 2015,” Negulescu added. The prosecutor said, in the courtroom, that his right to defence has been violated by the Prosecutor General.
Mircea Negulescu is prosecuted for improper participation, as complicity, to the offence of misleading the judicial bodies and complicity to the crime of unjust repression. Negulescu and Onea are banned from working as prosecutors, ziare.com informs.
“In fact, prosecutors have learned that, in 2015, the defendants Prosecutors Onea Lucian (Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate – Ploiesti Territorial Service) and Negulescu Mircea (at the time of the deeds prosecutor actions with the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Ploiesti Court of Appeals) forced a witness (threatening him directly to incriminate his sister in a criminal file) to falsely make a complaint on another name and lists/charts of voters from the Republic of Moldova, documents from which it results that voters received money as ‘election bribery’. The documents were sent by fax and post from Chisinau to the National Anticorruption Directorate – Ploiesti Territorial Service,” the Prosecutor General’s Office points out.
Although he was aware that the evidence was falsely made up by the witness, Lucian Onea asked the Prahova Court for the arrest of a defendant charged with corruption of voters, presenting the false evidence to the court.
According to judicial sources, it is about a complaint made by former Deputy Vlad Cosma on the name of a citizen from Chisinau, Serghei Petrus. Vlad Cosma allegedly was threatened by Lucian Onea that he would open a criminal file on his sister, Andreea Cosma.
Later on, Vlad Cosma has publicly declared that Serghei Petrus does not exist.
Both Lucian Onea and Mircea Negulescu have been placed under judicial control for a period of 60 days. They are not allowed to communicate with each other and with certain persons mentioned in the ordinances; they are not allowed to exercise the profession of prosecutor and are not allowed to hold, use or carry weapons.
The Judicial Inspectorate decided on March 20, 2018 to start disciplinary investigation on the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Ploieşti chief prosecutor, Lucian Onea.
“The judiciary inspectors, considering that there are indications of disciplinary deviations, have decided to start the disciplinary investigation against the prosecutors Lucian Gabriel Onea, Alfred Savu and Mircea Negulescu When the disciplinary investigation is completed, depending on the outcome of the investigations, the judicial inspectors may either uphold the complaint through the exercise of the disciplinary action and the referral to the Superior Council of Magistracy, the Prosecutors’ section, or reject the notification, if it is ascertained that the conditions for the exercise of the disciplinary action are not fulfilled,” the sources said at the time.
Former Deputy Vlad Cosma revealed to Antena 3 TV private broadcaster recordings with two prosecutors (reportedly Lucian Onea and Mircea Negulescu) trying to invent files based on ‘fabricated’ evidence for politicians and businessmen, among them businessman Sebastian Ghita.
DNA Ploiesti chief prosecutor, Lucian Onea, replied in the recordings scandal, in early February, during a press conference, saying that neither he, nor his colleagues, have violated the law, as former Deputy Vlad Cosma claims.