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May 24, 2022

Ex-President Traian Basescu’s future threatened by dozens of criminal cases

Traian Basescu might be the object of a total of 35 criminal cases – currently analysed by prosecutors who need to decide whether to reopen them, as the ex-president no longer has immunity from prosecution, according to Antena 3 TV. Some are the complaints relative to the austerity measures, the ‘stinking Gypsy’ episode or the lifting of PDL members to the military rank of colonel.

The former Dean of the National Intelligence Academy, Cristian Troncota, says Basescu’s cases have one notion in common – political police.

‘There is something that ties all these cases. I have explained <political police> and what the repressive political police means. When you say <political police>, you mean the institutions of the state that defend the political regime. <Repressive political police> means that those who have executive power use the force institutions of the state against political opponents. It happens very often with the ex-president. He steals, offends and robs. That’s inadmissible at the level of the president, Cristian Troncota said on the TV station.

Traian Basescu could also be in trouble because of a criminal complaint filed by the Senator Ion Ghise. He accused the ex-president of ordering SPP officers to remove him from the 1 December reception at Cotroceni. Ghise explained on Antena 3 TV that there were video recordings of the incident which showed that he was abusively evacuated. In addition, the MP says that a few minutes after the incident, the Presidential Administration issued a deceitful communiqué.


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