Romanian Senate speaker Nicolae Vacaroiu said on Tuesday that a top anti-graft prosecutor whose resignation has been pressed for by the Justice minister has submitted a request at the Senate requiring details on how a Senator voted on a draft law.
Vacaroiu said Doru Tulus, head of a National Anti-Corruption Department (DNA) section dealing with major corruption cases, was interested how Senator Verestoy Attila voted on a law. Apparently, it was the bill regulating Financial Investment Societies (SIFs) in Romania.
The Senate leadership believes the request is an abuse in office and says they’ll notify the Supreme Council of Magistrates about the case.
Justice minister Tudor Chiuariu called for Doru Tulus to be revoked from office on May 8. The request sparked a huge scandal as it was seen as a governmental interference with the Justice system.