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June 26, 2022

Former President Traian Basescu jeered at General Prosecutor’s Office

Former president Traian Basescu was heard on Tuesday at the General Prosecutor’s Office for over two hours, in the case in which he is accused of blackmailing PSD Senator Gabriela Firea. “I have said everything necessary. I am not afraid of the law,” the former head of state said while leaving the hearings.

According to news channels, the hearing itself did not last more than an hour, but the former president remained at the General Prosecutor’s Office while the hearing minutes were transcribed.

When he arrived at the General Prosecutor’s Office, Basescu was met by several protesters that usually show up when the former president appears in public. They jeered him when he came out of the car, several minutes before the scheduled hour, and shouted “in jail!” The former president turned toward them but gave the journalists no statements like he did last week.

Last week the General Prosecutor’s Office stated that the criminal probe against former president Traian Basescu continues in the case in which Gabriela Firea accuses him of blackmail.

The former president showed up at the General Prosecutor’s Office on March 18 too, in order to be heard in this case. Back then he met the same protesters who had the same message for him.

Traian Basescu was indicted by the General Prosecutor’s Office on March 16 in the case in which he is accused of blackmailing Gabriela Firea, the prosecutors charging him with threats. The former head of state is a suspect in this case.


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