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The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has started to prosecute judge Adrian Toni Neacsu (photo), member of the Supreme Magistracy Council (CSM) and one of the staunchest challengers of prosecutor Oana Haineala, the Council’s current president. According to a DNA communiqué issued yesterday, Neacsu is charged with forgery and improper involvement in abuse of office, in a case concerning the discounting of several trips to the locality he resides in and to various courts throughout the country. Adrian Toni Neacsu showed up at the DNA headquarters on Thursday in order to be informed of the charges brought against him in the case handled by DNA prosecutors. At the same time, he was subpoenaed in order to explain the clocking of his workdays at the CSM and the discounting of his trips to the locality he resides in and to other courts in the country. At the same time, according to judiciary sources, investigators asked Neacsu’s driver to present his logbook from July to December 2012. The judge spent less than an hour at the DNA, using a backdoor in order to avoid the journalists. Judiciary sources quoted by lumeajustitiei.ro pointed out that the DNA was notified on the basis of a CSM request filed several months ago. Likewise, according to the same sources, judge Adrian Toni Neacsu’s phone was recently tapped. CSM President Oana Haineala refused on Wednesday to point out whether the DNA investigation started as a result of a CSM note. “I cannot comment on the activities of other institutions, I don’t know,” Haineala stated. We remind our readers that on January 19 the DNA searched the office of the CSM judge, confiscating his personal computer.
Prosecutor Tomita Neagu, under preventive arrest
Tomita Neagu, former first-prosecutor at the prosecutor’s office in Cornetu, detained by the DNA for asking for a plot of land as bribery in exchange for helping a mayor obtain favorable results in several court cases, was arrested for 29 days, b1.ro informs. According to the DNA, first-prosecutor Neagu Tomita Ionut, having Zamfirachi Adrian Richartt and Szasz Ovidiu as accessories, asked for, accepted and received from a denouncer money and goods as bribery in exchange for favorable solutions in the court cases the denouncer was involved in, cases handled by the prosecutor’s office led by the first-prosecutor. In these cases the denouncer was either prosecuted as mayor, or other persons were prosecuted as a result of criminal complaints filed against them by the denouncer. Prosecutors thus claim that in April 2009 Tomita Neague asked for and received from the denouncer a plot of land located in Jilava commune, Ilfov County, a plot of land that the denouncer bought for EUR 170,000. In exchange, the prosecutor’s office led by first-prosecutor Neagu Tomita Ionut was expected to favorably solve a case that was the result of a complaint filed by the denouncer.
Senate convened to vote new CSM member
The Senate’s leadership has decided to convene this Chamber’s plenum on Monday, January 28, in order to validate a CSM member, to vote the draft law on relieving the courts, and also to adopt the emergency government ordinance on hiking the pensions, Senate Deputy Speaker Cristian Dumitrescu stated.