The chief of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office Viorel Morari, who was delegated by Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo to serve at the Prosecutor General’s Office, suspects that the prosecutor general pursues a hidden goal and aims to remove him from the administration of the APO. He noted there is no conflict between him and Alexandr Stoianoglo, but they have different perceptions of the legislation, IPN reports.
“There is no struggle between me and the prosecutor general. We just implement the law. The prosecutor general considers the law on the prosecution service and the legislation on specialized prosecutor’s offices allow him to be in control. I agree that he has the right to control the activity of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office to a certain extent, but he should take into account the article of the law on specialized prosecutor’s offices, which says that these are independent. There is no conflict here. We simply perceive the law differently,” Viorel Morari stated in the talk show “About us” on Jurnal TV channel.
Viorel Morari suspects the prosecutor general pursues a hidden goal and intends to remove him from the administration of the APO and to establish strict control there. He could have also been suspended because Alexandr Stoianoglo wants to understand how controversial he, Viorel Morari, is and if he commits violations or not.
He also said that the prosecutor general wasn’t authorized to delegate him to work at another prosecutor’s office while the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office is being checked.
Viorel Morari does not rule out the possibility that the annulment by him of the ordinance not to take legal action over the financing of the Party of Socialists could also be behind Alexandr Stoianoglo’s decision.
According to Viorel Morari, the inspection ordered by the prosecutor general at the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office will be conducted by persons who do not have experience of working with cases that are handled by the APO. Furthermore, he sent a letter to the proctor general whereby he expressed his reservations about a person who forms part of the group that will inspect the APO. “I think there could be a real conflict of interests or the check would be nonobjective,” stated Viorel Morari.
On December 9, the Prosecutor General’s Office announced that chief anticorruption prosecutor Viorel Morari will be assigned to work for a month at the PGO, while the chief prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Special Cases Dorin Compan will return to his post of prosecutor at the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office. Also, Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo instructed two groups of prosecutors to carry out all-embracing inspections at the two specialized prosecutor’s offices.