Senate speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu was prosecuted by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) under perjury and favoring the offender allegations.
According to DNA prosecutors, during research conducted in a case involving the alleged unlawful restitution of a plot of land part of Snagov forest and Baneasa Farm, Tariceanu made inaccurate statements under oath about essential aspects in the case. The statements, dated 15 April 2016, were allegedly meant to prevent or hinder the criminal investigation proceedings against those indicted in the case.
Specifically, Tariceanu stated that he did not know that Paul Philippe of Romania (Prince Paul) had received, following restitution procedures, several plots of land pertaining to the former royal farm at Baneasa and Snagov (Fundul Sacului). He also stated under oath that he had no knowledge about the involvement of indictees Tal Silberstein, Beny Steinmetz, Moshe Agavi and others in the proceedings or about the sale and purchase documents drafted in connection with the plots of land.
In addition, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu is accused of having made untruthful statements and hiding information about his relation with Tal Silberstein, Dan Catalin Andronic and Remus Truica, indictees in the case, and about the talks he had with the latter on the notarial taxes on the sale and purchase of the above-mentioned goods.
The case involving Senate speaker Calin-Popescu Tariceanu was submitted to the High Court of Justice and Cassation.