Catalin Harnagea, former director of the Foreign Secret Services claims, in an interview for daily newspaper Evenimentul Zilei that media mogul and businessman Sorin Ovidiu Vantu had a list with persons that needed to be eliminated and in 2000 he received a report reading that Vantu is looking for shady people to use for assasinates. Harnagea claims that he was also on a black list.

Harnagea said that the report was further investigated by the units dealing with such cases and the results of the report were also submitted.