Prosecutor Mihaiela Moraru Iorga was sent to judgement by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) on Thursday, for favoring the perpetrator and intellectual forgery in continuous form, in a case in which she is accused of trying to hinder investigations in the businessman Florian Walter’s case, who is internationally searched, on his name being issued a European arrest warrant.
According to DNA, prosecutor Moraru was sent to judgement for favoring the perpetrator and for four material deeds of intellectual forgery in continuous form, and the case was sent to judgement to the High Court of Cassation and Justice.
Prosecutors say that between 2015 and June 2017, at the express request of a defendant in a case investigated at that time by D.I.I.C.O.T. – Ploiesti Territorial Department, prosecutor Moraru Iorga helped him, in order to hinder the investigations and the establishment of criminal liability.
Thus, she conducted investigation activities outside a legal framework, in parallel with the criminal prosecution conducted by the prosecutors of the D.I.I.C.O.T – Ploiesti Territorial Department, and she had several talks with the defendant, who was internationally searched at that time, and she said to him, among others, “to be patient, because things cannot be solved overnight”. The same kind of talks were held with intermediaries of the same person, in her office within the premises of the National Anticorruption Directorate, in order to establish how this person can be helped, prosecutors also claim.
Prosecutor Mihaiela Moraru Iorga is also accused of taking steps in order to identify and later to illegally take over a case for giving a solution; the case was registered at the National Anticorruption Directorate – The Department for Fighting Against Offenses Assimilated to Corruption Offenses, which was investigated by another prosecutor, by misleading that she was investigating an older case related to the same deeds. After she took over the case, she ordered a judicial financial-accounting and fiscal expert report with favorable objectives, “in order to truncate the criminal activity of the protected person, which ended with favorable conclusions for that person”.
At the same time, Moraru Iorga indicted the antifraud inspectors who drafted the minutes – evidence considered by the judge of rights and freedoms in order to confirm the preventive arrest measure ordered against the person in question, on March 6, 2016, without any evidence in the file which indicated their criminal intention. By these approaches, the prosecutor aimed to induce doubts in the case, regarding the extent of the criminal activity of the person in question, according to DNA.
In the same context, Moraru Iorga didn’t submit the expert report to the file of the case, after it was received from the appointed experts. Moreover, the magistrate invoked, in the content of four ordinances prolonging the judicial control measure, the untrue fact that the expert report wasn’t finalized yet, although this expert report was received by the defendant on October 17, 2016, and she was the one who ordered by ordinance that the final fee has to be established and the payment of the expert report value has to be made, mainly from the funds of the National Anticorruption Directorate.
Prosecutor Moraru Iorga Mihaiela was revoked from DNA in July 2017, by the decision of Laura Codruta Kovesi, but the decision was suspended by the Bucharest Court of Appeal in September 2017. Today, prosecutor Moraru Iorga Mihaiela is provisionally reinstated at the National Anticorruption Directorate.