The Archbishop of Tomis stated, through a press release, that he will challenge the decision issued by the Constanta Court of Appeal by which his requests were rejected in the file in which he is judged for unjustly obtaining EU funds, saying that he committed no offense and that an acquittal decision will be issued at the end of the trial.
“Today, Constanta Court of Appeal rejected the contestation of the DNA indictment against IPS Teodosie, Beca Stere, Cojocaru Ciprian Ioan and Stefan Aurelian, in the Nazarcea case. The decision will be challenged at the High Court of Cassation and Justice, where the Archiepiscopate of Tomis expects the magistrates to give a right solution” reads the press release issued by the Archiepiscopate of Tomis.
The quoted source mentions that the Archbishop of Tomis committed no offense, that he will prove this at the trial, and at the end of the trial he expresses his confidence that an acquittal decision will be issued.
“We remind the position expressed since the beginning of the trial, according to which IPS Teodosie, Archbishop of Tomis, committed no offense. During the trial, we will prove this. We reiterate our confidence that at the end of the process an acquittal decision will be issued, related to the charges that were brought”, the press release also mentions.
Constanta Court of Appeal rejected the requests made by Archbishop Tomis and other defendants in the case in which the IPS Teodosie is judged for unjustly obtaining EU funds, ordering the beginning of the trial in this case; the court’s decision is not final and can be challenged within three days since it is communicated.
Constanta Court of Appeal decided on Wednesday to reject the requests and the exceptions raised by Teodosie Petrescu, Archbishop of Tomis, and by the other defendants in the case, namely Stere Beca, Ciprian Ioan Cojocaru and Aurelian Stefan, as ungrounded. The court also decided that the Court of Appeal was legally notified by the indictment issued by the DNA prosecutors, and that taking of evidence and conducting the prosecution are also legally performed.
Constanta Court of Appeal decided to send the file to the panel, in order for the first hearing to be established.