The Judicial Section of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) on Wednesday decided to suspend the Council membership of Adrian Neacsu, a judge at the Vrancea Tribunal, following the criminal investigation opened against him by anti-corruption prosecutors on Tuesday. The decision is in accordance with the CSM activity law. The suspension application was filed by the Prosecutor’s Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice – the National Anti-Corruption Directorate. The investigation against Adrian Neacsu comes the day after the judge said that DNA prosecutors searched his CSM office computer without the authorization of the Council’s Judicial Section, an action he deemed as “arbitrary and illegal”. Prosecutors charge Neacsu with participation to abuse of authority against public interests and uttering.According to the quoted sources, during July, September, October, November and December 2012, Neacsu Adrian-Toni has baselessly received from the CSM a total amount of RON 66,942 in salary incomes and transfer allowance corresponding to 48 days of absence without leave on the basis of forged documents. “In order to justify his absence from work, defendant Neacsu Adrian Toni engaged in the drafting of five collective attendance lists and five allowance disbursement applications,” prosecutors say.