When I use this term I am referring to the fact that, after many scandals related to the involvement of SRI in the act of Justice and the statement of General Dumitru Dumbrava, the aria of cooperation between judges and information officers was restricted, but important files are still followed , or as I used to say, TARGET-FILES.
The strange visits of General Dumbrava in Court
From SRI's point of view, the decisions made by the new director of SRI Eduard Hellvig, respectively moving General Dumitru Dumbrava from the function of Chief of the Judicial Direction of SRI to that of Secretary-general was an event not without meaning.
SRI General Dumitru Dumbrava was the liaison man between the Court and SRI, being suspected of interference in the stalking complaint, but also by direct contact with the judges, particularly those of the Supreme Court, the Bucharest Court of Appeal and of the Military Court of Appeal.
A suspicion based on circumstantial elements, but which lead to certain conclusions. But at least one of the visits was documented by the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism. In April 2015, a public scandal broke forth, when he visited the ex-President of the Military Court of appeal, while Florian Coldea, Prime Deputy Director of SRI, had the status of litigant of the Military Court, in the file 23/81/2014.
In this case, several SRI Officers complained of the abuse made by the head of the SRI legal department. As a result of the scandal, military magistrate Gheorghe Manea, former President of the military court, admitted that he was visited by SRI General Dumitru Dumbrava on April 14 (11:30-13:20), April 15 (12:02-12:55) and April 17 2015 (16:10-16:50), again, while pending before the court was at least one important file which targeted command officers from SRI.
A few other stories…
But it's not the only strange apparition of SRI General Dumitru Dumbrava in Court. Among the lawyers run several stories regarding his presence at the Supreme Court of Justice, where he had permanent access to the former President Livia Stanciu, being most often seen coming in the evening, as well as to certain judges responsible for issuing interception warrants on national security.
Another strange case occurred in a trial at the Court of appeal, when the judge took a break even during his final Declaration, at the same time being seen General Dumitru Dumbrava entering in the area of judges offices. The departure of SRI General from the Court of appeal has led to the resumption of the meeting, which took place without further pause. And these are just some examples. Also the names of some judges, such as Dorel Matei or Ana Maria Tranca, entered long ago in the lawyers' folklore related to the Binomial power!
In this area we are talking of many implications, yet unknown, because there are relations built on the tennis courts at the Generals Lido, at SRI and K2 get-together, the seminars with anti-terrorist theme served to judges by SRI, mixed teams SRI-DNA, secret protocols and so on, that's worth analyzed.
But everything has a start.
It is hidden, for the period immediately after 1989, in the SIPA archive.
The SIPA archive is a ghost of the past, used by politicians, secret services and other interested persons for obtaining what they wish from Justice.
The declaration of SRI General Dumitru Dumbrava showed the implication of SRI in the act of Justice.
"The implication of the SRI, in this battle, after all, of moral sanitation of the society, was made as a support structure for the judicial authorities with powers in this matter and I am glad that, at present, the level of trust and quality of cooperation has reached unimaginable quota in a not too distant past. The leap of evolution in this endeavor was made with the adoption of an integrated concept for combating corruption, focusing sequentially the investigative tools on the whole length of the judicial chain. Specifically, if a few years ago, we considered that we have achieved the objective once with the referral to the PNA, for instance, if later we draw back from the tactical field with the referral Court by indictment, appreciating (naive I could say now) that our mission ended, now we maintain the interest/attention until the final settlement of all causes. This manner of working, in which we are involved alongside prosecutors, police officers, judges, employees of the DGA or other similar structures also revealed punctually aspects relating to corruption within the judicial system, which should not be tolerated, but not exaggerated either. What's important, in my opinion, is that the judiciary system is developing the antibodies needed for healing this disease, "said Gen. SRI, Dumitru Dumbrava, in an interview for the website juridice.ro, from April 30, 2015.
SIPA Archive, the main blackmail element for the magistrates
Independent Service of Protection and Anti-corruption, subordinated to the Minister of Justice, was formed in 1991 by Mircea Ionescu Quintus, and in 1997, when Valeriu Stoica was Minister, another liberal, has gained particular importance.
Why was it important? Because it dealt with the collection of data and information from the prison system, it accomplished files regarding the career and relationships of prosecutors and judges, but there were also data about politicians, some of them quite important.
It must be said that the information gathered by SIPA officers, about 40 percent of them coming from the former Security forces, were extremely interesting, since it's about interceptions of discussions in prison cells, give-away of some inmates, either direct or indirect, either by provocateurs.
At the same time we are talking about intelligence officers infiltrated among inmates, about interceptions and recordings of conversations of some judges and prosecutors.
At present time, informative notes from the informers network in prisons is kept, being taken over by the new structure under the National Administration of Penitentiaries, meaning the General Direction of Protection and Anti-corruption (DGPA).
Records of those who had access to classified information had been handed over to the Romanian Intelligence Service, which, however, is suspected of unofficially having much more documents than those taken legally.
How many documents were in the SIPA Archive
Many digits were spread, from 21.000 documents to 10.000 files, but sources that had contact with this archive talk about 3.000 files of magistrates, prosecutors and judges.
A blackmail arsenal permanently used by those who had contact with the wealth and diversity of SIPA Archive.
HISTORY OF SIPA
As shown by an article from 2015, published by EVZ:
1991. SIPA intelligence service was established by the Minister of Justice then, Mircea Ionescu Quintus, was led from the first moment by former security officers and it had as purpose preventing crime within prisons.
1997. During the mandate of Valeriu Stoica, SIPA passes directly under the Minister of Justice and has as attributions the "protection" of magistrates.
2001. Rodica Stănoiu has named in charge the Security General Marian Ureche. His deputies were Gen. Marian Desculțu, a former officer in the Forth Direction of State security, and Gen. Dan Gheorghe, a former Security Officer of State Capital. The SIPA hired dozens of security officers.
2004. The Parliament noted that, although the Service was heavily financed from the State budget, has not presented any annually report. Officers collected information, but those elected did not discover where it went.
2006. Monica Macovei has abolished the service on the grounds that SIPA renamed DGPA, made abuses and the Ministry did not need a secret service. After being removed from Service leadership, Marian Ureche was accused by the CNSAS of political police before 1989.
April-December 2007. Tudor Chiuariu, now Minister of Justice, establishes a Commission of inquiry which verifies how Monica Macovei has performed the order for the Government for abolishing SIPA.
February 2008 -April 2012. Catalin Predoiu takes over the Commission appointed by Chiuariu, but in the end, despite recommendations, he refuses to refer the matter to any State institution. Folders of some magistrates disappeared, documents were copied.
2006-2008. SIPA ARCHIVE was object of a full inventory, several commissions being appointed.
Operation of spoliation of SIPA archive begins...
I had at my disposal a series of testimonies and documents which talk about an important moment: the inventory of SIPA archive.
On the basis of this we can say that there are serious indications that during Monica Macovei's mandate as Minister of Justice there were manipulations (at least) of the documents from SIPA archive.
The last Minister of Justice who discovered these things was, in 2008, former Minister of Justice Catalin Predoiu, only that his predecessor Tudor Chiuariu, in 2007, was the one who set up a Commission for verifying how the first Minister of Justice which handled the abolition of this information service directed against magistrates, Monica Macovei, has handled secret documents.