Romania's General Prosecutor resigns

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Baku, February 4, AZERTAC

Romania's General Prosecutor Tiberiu Nitu has resigned after being named in an investigation into the illegal use of official motorcades, according to AGERPRES.

"Although the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism of the European Commission report validates the result of my work as head of the Public Ministry [Public Prosecution], and so do data to be reported in March, as my name and the position I represent are artificially associated to a situation that might impact the image of the institution I manage, I have decided — as a gesture of responsibility and honour — to submit my resignation from the position of General Prosecutor of the Prosecutors' Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice," Nitu wrote in a media release.

Nitu is mentioned by the Romanian National Anti-corruption Directorate as an illegal beneficiary of some police motorcades, in a criminal case opened against former Internal Affairs Minister Gabriel Oprea.

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