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Final report of committee of inquiry into 2009 election: We can deduce actions meant to influence the result of the elections were carried out. Judicial Inspection demands handover of correspondence between cttee of inquiry into 2009 elections and DNA Chief Prosecutor, after the latter refused to show up for hearings

Social Democratic House lawmaker Oana Florea, chairwoman of the committee of inquiry into the 2009 elections, presented the conclusions of the committee’s final report on Tuesday, after 8 months of activity, pointing out that in the absence of the ballots one can only deduce that actions meant to influence the result of the elections were carried out.

“The conclusion of the Report is that some concerted actions to replace the heads of prefectures and local decentralised institutions were carried out, with the intent to change or modify the result of the elections if needed, but without having the ballots we cannot state this with certainty. We can only deduce that these actions took place, that the law was broken and that they were meant to influence the result of the elections,” Oana Florea said.

She pointed out that during its 8 months of activity, the committee heard 45 persons, and, at the same time, 4 Constitutional Court decisions were issued, creating the legislative framework needed by the committees of inquiry to carry out their activity in proper conditions.

In what concerns the “Oprea’s living room” topic, Oana Florea pointed out that some persons refused to show up at the hearings, others responded in writing “by not saying anything,” while others invoked the investigation of the Prosecutor’s Office.

“From the nolle prosequi ordinance, we found out that George Maior, Florian Coldea, Laura Codruta Kovesi, Dan Andronic, Neculai Ontanu and Anghel Iordanescu were present in Oprea’s house. They didn’t want to talk about the reason they were all in the same location, which creates the suspicion that they met in order to influence the result of the elections. Such a conclusion cannot be drawn from the evidence, I explained why,” Oana Florea pointed out.

She pointed out that the final report was adopted by the representatives of PSD, ALDE and UDMR on Tuesday, with 9 votes in favour.

The report will be sent to the Prosecutor’s Office, Presidential Administration, CSM and the Government, Oana Florea added.

 

Judicial Inspection demands handover of correspondence between cttee of inquiry into 2009 elections and DNA Chief Prosecutor, after the latter refused to show up for hearings

 

On 24 November 2017, the Judicial Inspection asked the parliamentary committee of inquiry into the 2009 elections for copies of the documents representing the procedure of subpoenaing DNA Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi, as well as the latter’s answers to the committee’s requests.

“We are asking you for certified true copies of the documents that constituted the procedure of subpoenaing DNA Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi, as well as her answers to your written requests,” reads the Judicial Inspection request.

At the same time, the Judicial Inspection pointed out that it expects to receive the documents by 11 December 2017.

The request is signed by judicial inspector Mihaela Hitruc, prosecutor.

The procedure was started as a result of luju.ro’s request “for preliminary verifications into the existence/inexistence of clues that point to the fact that disciplinary offences stipulated by Art.99 a) and ş) of law no.303/2004 on the statute of judges and prosecutors were committed by DNA Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi,” reads the document that the Inspection sent to the inquiry committee.

House lawmaker Oana Florea, the Social Democratic chairwoman of the committee of inquiry, pointed out on Tuesday that she sent the documents to the Judicial Inspection.

During its 8 months of activity, the committee of inquiry sent to DNA Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi four requests to show up for hearings, but she declined all of them.

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