Even if she refused for the second time to attend the hearings, former President of the Permanent Electoral Authority (PEA), Ana Maria Pătru, sent a letter yesterday to the members of the Commission of inquiry of the 2009 elections, formed after the disclosures made by Dan Andronic in EVZ series "We Are the State". She told parliamentarians that it is suspicious that Siveco, company controlled by Irina Socol, "close to the former leadership of SRI" won all auctions concerning counting software and data transmission to the Election Authority.
In the letter addressed to the Commission, Pătru asked the "untangle of how SIVECO, single or in consortia, wins these auctions for counting votes software and data transmission, even if they are open through SEAP system. In the context of multiple press articles suggesting this, would be useful to clear if somehow, in accordance with law 14/1992, exists or there was until recently an interest at the level of certain institutions for this company to handle this process essential in a democracy.
If this cannot be determined by the current Commission, it might be useful a separate parliamentary approach in this regard. Intuition and friendship that linked me to Irina Socol starting with 2009 tells me that the things discovered could be the subject of SRI parliamentary control Commission, because there's reasonable suspicion that she would have been a part of or closed to the former leadership of Romanian Intelligence Service. "In the present context, I consider that my friendship, started from the initiative of Irina Socol in 2009, was not at all coincidental, being the fruit of an operative action", writes in the document obtained exclusively by EVZ.
"I was not in Oprea's living room"
Pătru noted that she never met in an environment other than institutional, formal, with the former head of the SRI, George Maior, head of DNA Laura Codruta Kovesi and Prime Deputy of SRI, Florian Coldea, nominated by journalist Dan Andronic as being present in 2009 election night in Oprea's living room. "I haven't communicated by phone or otherwise with anyone in that group in the evening of second tour", she said.
Ana Maria Pătru has stated that in 2009, when she was Vice President of PEA, head of the institution was Octavian Opriș, "proposed and supported by PSD and who was close to the leader of PSD, Viorel Hrebenciuc chief of campaign for candidate Mircea Geoana".
Pătru, who was arrested before, said that she decided not to be present at the hearings at the request of her child, who would have said: "I don't want you to be taken again!"
Ana Maria Pătru took bribes of 275.000 euros
Ana Maria Pătru, Chairman of the Permanent Electoral Authority, has been retained by DNA Ploieşti on November 16, 2016. The previous morning, prosecutors also did searches at PEA, and domiciliary searches. Her husband attempted to run with the documents, but was caught and prevented by policemen.