Over 4.800 cases open at the National Anti-corruption Directorate

Newsroom 21/11/2014 | 13:37

Head prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), Laura Codruta Kovesi, said that there are over 4,800 cases open with the DNA, among them large, complex, cases, that target people with important positions in an interview given for www.ziare.com .

“There are over 4,800 cases open. (…) We have open large, complex, cases, targeting people in important positions. Our activity will not stop, maybe for the holiday period, but it is not certain then either. We will continue with the same speed, with the same efficiency, if no legislative changes or of another nature appear. As long as we are left to do our job, we will do it better then before”, said Kovesi in the same interview.

Kovesi also admitted that there is a permanent concern regarding possible legislative amendments regarding the competencies and organization of the National Anti-corruption Directorate . “There is a permanent concern when we see that important persons in the state are attacking the DNA because of the investigations we conduct. There is a fear that legislative amendments may be brought to the capacities, the organization of the DNA, of the statute of prosecutors”, explained Laura Codruta Kovesi.

“Since Ms. Kovesi took over D.N.A. last year, what was a trickle of high-profile arrests and prosecutions has become a flood. Nearly all have ended in convictions, with her prosecutors recording a success rate of over 90 percent”, notes New York Times, which makes Laura Codruta Kovesi a full pertinent profile. “So far this year, 16 legislators — seven senators and nine members of the lower house of Parliament — have been indicted, along with an army general, four prosecutors and 18 judges. Among those already placed in pretrial detention is Viorel Hrebenciuc, a Social Democratic power broker who was once considered untouchable”, writes the same publication. The full article can be read here.

 Oana Vasiliu

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