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Carmen Iohannis’ hearing at the General Prosecutor’s Office following a complaint related to the houses owned by the presidential couple, postponed

Carmen Iohannis’ hearing at the General Prosecutor’s Office following a complaint related to the houses owned by her together with her husband, President Klaus Iohannis, was postponed on Monday.

Carmen Iohannis was summoned at the Prosecutor’s office as a result of the criminal complaint submitted by Lumea Justitiei against Iohannis spouses and the Notary Radu Gabriel Bucsa from Sibiu, related to the manner by which the presidential couple has got the possession of two buildings in the center of Sibiu, in 1999, located on 29 Nicolae Balcescu Street and on 35 Gheorghe Magheru Street.

The head of state’s wife was initially called for hearings on November 15, but she couldn’t attend the invitation, since she was accompanying the President in the UK.

“I know very well what I did at the City Hall, before the City Hall, at the Presidency, and perhaps it is important for the Romanians, too, to know from me also, to hear from my mouth also, that I have never committed an illegality or a criminal deed, which is equally true for my wife Carmen, too”, President Iohannis said at that time. Asked if his wife will go to the hearing of November 15, Iohannis stated: “She will not go, since we will be on a state visit to London”.

On November 22, the head of state was asked again if his wife will go to the hearing to the General Prosecutor’s Office, and he replied: “For now, there is no ground for such a discussion”.

Lumea Justitiei claims that Iohannis spouses have used the amount of EUR 320,000 obtained as rent for the building located on Nicolae Balcescu Street, occupied by a branch of Raiffeisen Bank for 14 years, in order to purchase other buildings, in the circumstances in which the Brasov Tribunal and the Brasov Court of Appeal decided that they were not buyers in good faith, issuing a final decision for the annulment of the selling-buying contract and the inheritance documents based on which the building was taken from the state patrimony.

The amount of EUR 320,000 were used to buy other three buildings, namely the houses located on 13 Somesului Street, on 9 Magura Street and on 11 Magura Street, which were leased in their turn, according to Lumea Justitiei.


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