Andreea Cosma in audience with Interior Minister Carmen Dan: As a Romanian state official, I’ve asked for help

On Tuesday morning, Interior Minister Carmen Dan invited PSD House lawmaker Andreea Cosma to an audience, after the latter called on the minister, claiming she received threats.

“I was invited by Minister Carmen Dan today, at 10 a.m. Yesterday I publicly called on the minister because I received threatening messages. As a Romanian state official, I’ve asked for help. The minister reacted promptly and directed me to the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police (IGPR), to file a complaint. Today I’ll lodge the complaint with the IGPR, which has the competence to carry out investigations,” Andreea Cosma told RomaniaTV private broadcaster.

On Monday evening, on Antena3, the House lawmaker claimed she received threatening text messages on her personal phone. Andreea Cosma has filed a criminal complaint against former DNA Prosecutor Mircea Negulescu.

Andreea Cosma and her brother Vlad Cosma have lately made a series of revelations regarding the activity of some DNA Ploiesti prosecutors. Vlad Cosma has presented several recordings he has made within DNA Ploiesti starting in 2015, accusing four prosecutors – including Lucian Onea and Mircea Negulescu – of falsifying evidence. The ex-lawmaker has also filed a criminal complaint against the magistrates. He had been subpoenaed to uphold his complaint on Tuesday but did not show up.

Vlad and Mircea Cosma, House lawmaker Andreea Cosma’s brother and father respectively, were indicted by the DNA in April 2014, alongside two other persons. Vlad Cosma is accused of influence peddling, Razvan Alexe is accused of influence peddling and active bribery, while Mircea Cosma and Daniel Alixandrescu are accused of passive bribery and abuse of office.

On Monday, February 19, during the last court hearing in Vlad and Mircea Cosma’s trial at the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ), the former said in the closing statement that he maintains his not-guilty plea and that if the magistrates find him guilty he asks them to bear in mind that he is about to become a father. Prosecutors demanded a sentence of 4 years and 8 months in prison for Vlad Cosma, and the upholding of the 8-year sentence ruled against his father. After more than 7 hours of hearings, the magistrates announced they will issue their ruling on March 5.


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