The National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors sent to court George Matei and Antonina Radu, the two inspectors with the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) who carried out a check at the Colectiv Club but did not take any legal measures regarding compliance with Fire Protection and Safety rules (PSI) regulation.
The two ISU inspectors, with the rank of captain, are accused of abuse of office if the civil servant obtained for himself or for others an undue advantage.
The prosecutors allege that, between September 2014 – spring 2015, George Matei and Antonina Radu, in their position of officers inspectors with ISU Bucharest, while in the line of duty willfully failed to fulfill the obligations arising from the content of the laws on prevention and protection against fire, despite having knowledge of the fact that SC Colectiv Club SRL Bucharest was conducting activities specific to a nightclub without holding a fire safety clearance.
Specifically, the two allowed for the club to continue operating in the given conditions and did not take any measure to enforce the law, thus infringing the rights and legitimate interests of several individuals and of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU).
According to prosecutors, although they visited the premises of Colectiv Club on several occasions, George Matei and Antonina Radu did not draft any control act and did not take any measure for including SC Colectiv Club SRL in the ISU Bucharest records as a venue that runs without a safety clearance, as provided by laws operating in the field.
Moreover, George Matei and Antonina Radu offered to help the nightclub owners to prepare the PSI file, although they were aware of the irregularities and did not report to their superiors on the existence of the venue, prosecutors allege.
The two carried checks at the premises of the former Pionierul factory, but did not report any of the checks carried out at Colectiv Club.