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April 13, 2021

Basescu – Firea lawsuit: Mediation starts, Prosecution Office suspends investigations

The General Prosecution Office will suspend investigations in the case where former President Traian Basescu is accused of having threatened Social Democrat Senator Gabriela Firea, after the former initiated the mediation procedure.

Firea’s lawyer Lucian Bolcas (photo) on Friday told Agerpres that Traian Basescu is the one who requested mediation and Gabriela Firea accepted by signing a relevant contract.

Lucian Bolcas said that a mediator will start separate consultations with the two in the next period.

“Each side will present its stance. This is not about reconciliation, but a way to settle the conflict. We sent the mediation contract to the General Prosecution Office and the prosecutors will probably suspend investigations,” Bolcas added.

Former President Traian Basescu is being probed by the General Prosecution Office for having threatened Gabriela Firea.

Firea filed on April 16, 2014, a criminal complaint accusing then President Traian Basescu of threat and blackmail in connection with his statements in a televised show.

The complaint filed against Traian Basescu with the General Prosecution read: “In an interview with private broadcaster Realitatea TV aired on the evening of 13.04.2014, as part of the ‘Games of Power’ show, referring to the parliamentary activity of Mrs. Senator Gabriela Firea, in her capacity as a member of the parliamentary Committee on the investigation of the legality of land acquisitions in the Nana commune – Calarasi County, Basescu said: ‘She should better mind her own business and see what happens on her mayor husband’s estate, one day she might no longer find him at home if … she doesn’t take heed… I understand some pretty bad things happen in his parish.”

Gabriela Firea’s husband Florin Pandele is mayor of the town of Voluntari, near Bucharest.

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