A political game that has begun since 1997, when Valeriu Stoica was Justice Minister. He was the first Minister of Justice which gave the possibility of collecting data and documents about the life and career of the magistrates. An important step has been made in the time of Adrian Năstase, when Justice Minister, Cristian Diaconescu, has initiated and was approved, Government Decision 637/2004, by which SIPA turns into DGPA (Directorate General for Protection and Anti-corruption).
According to this decision, the DGPA would deal with activities of procurement, verification, processing, storage and use of information in the field of national safety, corresponding with the General Direction of Penitentiaries, Autonomous Corporation "Multiproduct", their establishments and enterprises, and also the Ministry of Justice, Prosecutor General, P.N.A. and the places working with classified information.
I went into the possession of an important new document, which clears another mystery tied to SIPA Archive. Respectively, the first visit which the Minister of Justice, Monica Macovei, has made, along with her adviser Dan Tapalagă, at its headquarters. It was exactly in the second day of the mandate as Minister!
From reading this Note, written by a SIPA officer, of whom we reproduce today only the first page, arise some extremely important details: access has been made without ORNISS certification, and on the way out was taken the register containing records of secret documents. Extremely serious facts unknown until now!
For the first time, we have an exact figure of the files contained in the SIPA archive. At the end of the Note is specified that, for the checking of documents archived in the year 2006, about 5.600 UNITS of ARCHIVES (notes, addresses, agenda etc.) it requires comparing schedules with the file notes. So the figure 3.000 folders dedicated to magistrates, lawyers and other categories, advanced by us in the first articles on the subject, is close to the truth.
We start by reproducing the beginning of this handwritten Note
Minister Monica Macovei and Dan Tapalagă. The object of the visit was that of verifying the entry and exit of secret documents of SIPA in the last quarter of 2003 and the first quarter of the following year.
Were present at this activity since then, head of the SIPA Col. Marius Stoian, and two petty-officers officers or officers responsible for the archive.
The Minister and the attendant were requested documents of access to classified data (ORNISS certificates), Monica Macovei replied that her being a Minister does not need this, and Dan Tapalagă has not given any reply.
The Minister and the attendant stood in the archive until 2 o’clock at night.
It has not been requested by SIPA any kind of classified document.
It was, however, taken the register of entries and dispatches of secret documents and top secret documents, which means reported persons names, very succinctly, where they originated and where it occurred (what beneficiaries have been).
At departure (the two n.n.) have taken this register of entries and dispatches that was returned to SIPA, once Prosecutor Dobocan took over as director of the service. (...)
It is a document that I received a few days ago, after Evenimentul zilei has published the Commission Report from 2008 that indicated serious problems in the management of top secret documents from the SIPA archive by the team Macovei.
After reading this fragment of the handwritten note of a former officer SIPA, which ended up in our possession, several frequently-asked questions came up. At the same time, are cleared some aspects regarding the mat of lies that accompanied the manner in which were handled secret documents from the SIPA archive. Let's take them one at a time.
Monica Macovei is appointed Minister of Justice in December 29, 2004, and immediately after the holidays, 5-6 January 2005, she takes the first strange measures: sealed three important offices, including the classified documents one. It is the first time when it is spoken about the fact that Monica Macovei, from taking the mandate, has as a first direction of action securing top secret documents.
The next day, on 6-7 January 2005, in the evening is entered in the SIPA archive from 8 o'clock in the evening until around 2 o'clock at night. Interestingly, the pretext publicly invoked by Minister Monica Macovei and her adviser Dan Tapalagă was that they received information that it's tried burning archive. A childish excuse, which resembles a lot to the Odyssey of the bulb which was burned during the mandate of Minister Robert Cazanciuc which took 4 people to change it, one being an officer in SRI. If there was really such information, it was far more logical for the two to come forward with a crew of police or a Prosecutor. In fact, personally, I think that it is a false pretext used by the two to justify the visit in the middle of the night in the SIPA archive.
Dan Tapalagă: "I've witnessed as a counselor at securing measures of SIPA archive, operation ordered and performed by Minister Monica Macovei, in the presence of people from Service leadership. It was one Friday evening at the beginning of 2005, as far as I remember, when someone sent us the information that it seeks the destruction/burning of the archive. Macovei summoned on the head of SIPA, Ovidiu Stoian at the Ministry and we all left at the headquarters of the SIPA archive".
The first action as Minister, entering in the SIPA archive
Access in the SIPA Archive was made in contravention of legal provisions in force, without submission of the ORNISS certificates under the strange pretext, that Monica Macovei, as the Minister, didn't need such a document. Call it strange because according to the governmental decision 204/13 June 2002, governing the access to classified information, Monica Macovei needed such an ORNISS document and was obliged to submit it at the time of access to the SIPA archive. Furthermore, as a member of the CSAT, for the Minister of Justice it is mandatory the release of a certificate of security, given the access to Top Secret NATO documents. Taking into account the short interval of time which passed since the appointment of the new Government, on December 29, 2004, and at the time of entering the SIPA Archive, the night of 6-7 January 2005, during which were held the New Year celebrations, it is without doubt that Monica Macovei had no ORNISS certificate, because there was no time for security checks. To be clear, the Government has taken the oath on Thursday, December 29, 2004, and the Ministers came on the first day at work Monday, January 5, 2005. Monica Macovei's first action as Minister of Justice: she sealed the offices mentioned above, after which, on the second day of the mandate as Minister, went into the SIPA Archive.
Art. 33 from Gov. Decision: access to classified information is allowed in compliance with the principle of necessity to know only to persons who have a security certificate or access permit, valid for the secrecy level of the information required to fulfill job duties.
Without ORNISS certificate the access in the archive was denied!