Senate president and co-chairman of the Romanian Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Calin Popescu-Tariceanu left on Friday at noon, after about an hour and a half, the seat of the Brasov Service of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) where he was heard as a witness.
The lawyer of businessman Remus Truica, a defendant in the case under investigation, said that Popescu-Tariceanu had given the DNA prosecutors “a concrete and factual statement.”
Tariceanu reported Friday morning to the headquarters of the DNA Brasov Local Service where, according to judicial sources, he had been invited to be heard as a witness in a corruption case in which businessman Remus Truica and others are being investigated.
“At the invitation of DNA Brasov, I will report tomorrow, April 15, as per the legal procedure, to the institution’s headquarters to provide a statement as witness in case No. 259 / p / 2015. (…) At the same time, I want to let you know that only me and the DNA officer who made the phone call to invite me there knew about my presence at the DNA Brasov seat. I usually promptly inform the media about my public activities, as my presence at the DNA as a witness could be considered,” the Senate speaker said in a Thursday release to Agerpres.
In the same document Popescu-Tariceanu mentioned that “out of respect for legal regulations on the confidentiality of the investigation” he was not to make statements at either his arrival or his departure from the DNA headquarters.
“This time, I deliberately kept this information strictly secret to verify if the DNA personnel leak confidential information to the press. Just a little while ago, I was contacted by media with the question: ‘Is it true that you were invited to DNA Brasov?’. Q.E.D., I therefore decided to make this release public,” Popescu-Tariceanu said.