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October 28, 2020
JUSTICE POLITICS

Former JusMin Cristian Diaconescu at the Committee for the SIPA Archive: They say that the professional files of 16 persons, including me, were stolen from MJ and disclosed to the public

Former Justice Minister Cristian Diaconescu stated on Wednesday at the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on the SIPA Archive that they say that the professional files of 16 persons, ministers and magistrates, including him, were stolen from the Justice Ministry (MJ)  and disclosed to the public.

Cristian Diaconescu mentioned the names of the dignitaries whose professional files were stolen.

“I am talking about Victor Babiuc, Ciorbea, Valeriu Stoica, me and Gâlcă, most of them were magistrates and ministers. Of course, there are about two ministers who are missing” the former Minister stated.

However, Diaconescu mentined that the only magistrate about he knows that was blackmailed on the basis of his professional file is Corneliu Turianu.

“The only case which I know and I want to point out is related to a judge who was blackmailed and who said this publicly and who filed a criminal complaint, namely Corneliu Turianu, God rest him in peace! In 2006-2007, they say that the professional files of 16 persons who were dignitaries, including me, were stolen from the Justice Ministry and disclosed to the public, in order to cause, I believe, some kind of constraint. (…) I would be very interested to find out where are our professional files, where do they romp in the Romanian space. I am talking about Victor Babiuc, Valeriu Stoica, Victor Ciorbea, me, most of them were magistrates and former ministers. If you want me to provide you with a straight answer, if I know a magistrate who was blackmailed, yes, I know about Corneliu Turianu. (…) I appreciate that your approach is very important and I’m asking you to take it to an end” Diaconescu added.

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on the SIPA Archive, Serban Nicolae, announced last week that on Wednesday, starting at 10:00, four former Justice Ministers since 2004-2008 (Cristian Diaconescu, Monica Macovei, Tudor Chiuariu şi Catalin Predoiu) will be invited to be heard on the archive of the former secret service of the Justice Ministry.

Out of the four Ministers, only Catalin Predoiu and Cristian Diaconescu answered on Wednesday to the committee’s invitation.

Also on Wednesday, members of the Parliamentary Committee went to the National Administration of the Penitentiaries (ANP), where the archive of the former secret service of the Justice ministry is stored.

“We will go into the archive without having access to the information, because no one is going to access the computers or to read the documents from there, we’re not allowed to and it wouldn’t also be useful for what we need to do, we only wish to get a picture on the way in which this space was used: how it was arranged, what security measures have been taken, if there are video cams, security staff, what is the number of entrances, the access gates and so on” Serban Nicolae stated on October 19.

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