The judge Larisa Julieta Dragomir, from the Cornetu Court, will be committed to 15 days’ preventive arrest, after the high court allowed, on Saturday, the anti-corruption prosecutors’ appeal to the Bucharest Court of Appeal’s decision for her release.
The Bucharest Court of Appeal ruled, on Friday, that the judge Larisa Julieta Dragomir, charged with bribe-taking, could be released for the time of the investigation, while a 29 days’ preventive arrest warrant was issued, in the name of her accomplice, Marin Nicolae.
The judge was detained, on Thursday night, by the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors, after being caught in the act, receiving a EUR 2,300-bribe to issue a favourable ruling in a civil suit the person was a party in. The High Council of Magistrates’ Judge Section approved, right away, the judge’s detainment and preventive arrest.
The judge Larisa Julieta Dragomir was also the object of a disciplinary investigation by the High Council of Magistrates, in 2009, for divergence from code of conduct, more explicitly, for acting in an undignified manner, during the exercise of her prerogatives, towards work colleagues (e.n. a registrar).