Attorney Lucian Papici, who has recently completed the criminal prosecution file known as “Fraud during the referendum”, against Vice Prime Minister Liviu Dragnea, was appointed on Wednesday by the CSM Prosecutors’ Division in unanimous vote, as Head of the Service for conducting criminal investigation in corruption files, within Section I of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA).
Papici will be serving his 3-year term in this position as of November 20.
The CSM division also decided to appoint prosecutor Doru Tulus as chief prosecutor of the Service for conducting criminal investigation in cases concerning offences related to corruption deeds, within the Division against offences related to corruption crimes (Section II) of DNA. In addition, CSM prosecutors’ division took the decision to appoint Mihaela Iorga Moraru as chief prosecutor of the Service against economic-financial macro-criminality within DNA’s Section II.
The aforementioned two magistrates will be serving 3-year terms as well starting with November 20, 2013.
The proposals have been submitted last week by DNA chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi.
Romania’s Prosecutor General Tiberiu Nitu decided on October 2 to lift the delegation of prosecutor Lucian Papici, chief of Section I within DNA and his deputy Mariana Alexandru, and replace them with prosecutors Iuliana Bendeac, as chief of section and Viorel Cerbu as her deputy, this decision having triggered a mass-media scandal.