JUSTICE

DNA prosecutor Mircea Negulescu was excluded from the magistracy

Prosecutor Mircea Negulescu, for whom Judicial Inspection opened three disciplinary cases, was excluded from the magistracy, according to the decision issued on Tuesday by the Disciplinary Department for Prosecutors of the Superior Council of Magistracy. The decision can be appealed to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ).

On January 23, the Disciplinary Department for Prosecutors of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) debated his case, but postponed the decision on the disciplinary actions in Mircea Negulescu’s case until Tuesday.

On February 16, 2017, the CSM Department for Prosecutors decided to notify the Judicial Inspection in prosecutor Mircea Negulescu’s case related to disciplinary misconduct and violations of the Deontological Code of Judges and Prosecutors, and in the same day, CSM approved prosecutor Mircea Negulescu’s request to cease his activity at DNA Ploiesti and to continue to work at the Prosecution Office attached to the Campina Court. On February 28, the CSM Disciplinary Department for Prosecutors decided to suspend Mircea Negulescu.

Judicial Inspection established that prosecutor Mircea Negulescu talked to the wife of a person who was subject to criminal investigation, he disclosed data from the files, he made defamatory allegations related to other prosecutors, he used a language that can displease others and gave instructions to a defendant on how to draft a criminal complaint against the case prosecutor. Judicial Inspection also established that he asked a magistrate to provide him with information related to the intercepts in a certain case.

Judicial Inspection was notified after Romania TV revealed on February 14 2017, an audio recording containing a discussion between two people, one of them being presented as Mircea Negulescu, a prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate – Ploiesti Territorial Department. In the recording, prosecutor Mircea Negulescu speaks on the phone with the wife of the businessman Vlad Constantin, who was a defendant in a certain case. Prosecutor Mircea Negulescu discloses data and details form the criminal files to Vlad Constantin’s wife.

In the recent years, Mircea Negulescu worked at DNA Ploiesti, after he was a prosecutor of the Prosecution Office attached to the Ploiesti Court of Appeal (PCA), the most important prosecution office in Prahova County.

Negulescu investigated some of the most important cases from PCA Ploiesti. He is the prosecutor who investigated and drafted the indictment in the tax evasion case with a damage of approx. EUR 35 million in which the former employee of the Secretary General of the Government Marcel Pavaleanu, numerous businessmen whose companies had important contracts with the Prahova County Council in the recent years, and Razvan Alexe, known as a close person to the PSD Prahova leadership, have been sent to judgement.

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