Mariana Alexandru, a prominent Romanian prosecutor, will not be able to sit on the commission that will evaluate the suspended Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo, announced the Superior Council of Prosecutors (CSP).
Citing a letter from the Romanian Prosecutor’s Office Attached to the High Court of Cassation, CSP chair Angela Motuzoc said Romanian prosecutors are legally barred from participating in activities that involve the application of legislation other than Romanian.
As a result, the CSP will need to identify another evaluator, said Motuzoc.
The commission for assessing Alexandr Stoianoglo’s job as Prosecutor General was set up on November 23. Its members include ex-judge Lidia Bulgac, proposed by CSP; international expert Drago Kos, proposed by the President’s Office; and lawyer Angela Popil, representing the Ministry of Justice. Representing the suspended PG on the commission will be lawyer Ion Matuşenco.
Within 30 days, the commission is to evaluate the job done by Stoianoglo during his tenure as Prosecutor General and return a verdict. If it’s “unsatisfactory”, the CSM may ask the President to dismiss him.
Stoianoglo has been suspended from the job and is currently under house arrest, facing charges of abuse of office, perjury and facilitation of crime.