Second disciplinary action against Romanian anti-corruption chief prosecutor

Second disciplinary action against Romanian anti-corruption chief prosecutor
On Wednesday, Romania's Judicial Inspection announced it is working on an investigation that yet again focuses on the DNA chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi for two misconduct offences. Judicial inspectors claim that Kovesi's offences concern checks, "on two territorial services" as Romania Journal reports, after her adviser Dana Titian would have taken over.

"She has deliberately broken the provisions of Prosecutor General’s order 5/January 2016, which relates to the authority to order and conduct a targeted inspection, by designating the DNA chief prosecutor’s adviser, a deployed judge, who was in incompatibility to conduct the targeted inspection in two territorial services", the Judicial Inspection's press release reads.

The Supreme Magistracy Council (CSM) prosecutors say that an incompatible magistrate violates the legality and impartiality principles along with "the fundamental rules and the judiciary's prestige and credibility". All this, by the government that wishes to perform alterations in the judiciary that, according not only to the general public but to specialists of the field in the country and abroad, would clearly violate the unbiased nature of the Romanian judiciary.... / IBNA

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