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Senator Firea questioned by PICCJ on Traian Basescu’s blackmail file

PSD Senator Gabriela Firea was invited on Friday to a hearing at the Prosecutors’ Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (PICCJ) to grant statements in the file she initiated, accusing former Head of the State Traian Basescu of threat and blackmail.

“I answered the subpoena issued by the prosecutor working on the case, I answered the questions she asked and now this declaration is over. I have nothing more to say, else than what you already know I had declared in April 2014. What I had to explain, I explained it in front of the prosecutor”, said Gabriela Vranceanu Firea, at the exit of the General Prosecutors’ Office, where she had spent an hour making declarations.

Gabriela Vranceanu Firea’s hearing comes after, on December 30, 2014, prosecutors reopened the inquiry in this case, an inquiry previously suspended due to the immunity of former President Traian Basescu.

On April 16, 2014, Gabriela Firea had submitted a complaint accusing the Head of the State Traian Basescu of threat and blackmail, due to the declarations Basescu had made as a guest to a TV show.

In the denunciation filed against Traian Basescu at the General Prosecutors’ Office, it is mentioned:

“In an interview for th TV station Realitatea TV, broadcasted in the evening of April 13, 2014, as part of the show “Power Games”, referring to the activity in the Parliament by Ms. Senator Gabriela Firea, as a member of the Investigation Parliamentary Committee assigned to check the legal status of the purchase of lots nearby the commune Nana, in Calarasi county, Basescu had declared:

“She would better stay where she belongs and focus on what happens on her husband’s domain, where he is a mayor and one day she may not find him at some, if she (…) She pays no attention. (…) I understand that there are many bad things happening in his parish”.

On April 18, 2014, the General Prosecutors’ Office has announced having been opened a criminal file for an account of blackmail related to the complaint filed by Senator Gabriela Firea against Traian Basescu, yet prosecutors decided that the inquiry be suspended, because the President enjoyed immunity.

 

Lawyer Lucian Bolcas: The steps for Basescu are hearing, trial, prison

 

Gabriela Firea’s lawyer Lucian Bolcas declared for Antena 3 that the hearing of the PSD spokesperson is the first step in managing the file. Then, former President Traian Basescu would be interrogated as well. Asked what the steps to be taken is this file were, Bolcas shortly declared: “The steps are: hearing, trial, prison”.

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