Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Wednesday evening that the National Forensic Report Institute (INEC) established upon examination that the recording in which she had allegedly given orders to subordinate prosecutors "to get to the premier" has undergone editing."There are two examinations in the case that find that I did not make those statements. Even the Judicial Inspection itself finds that I did not make that affirmation. All the witnesses having been heard, the prosecutors who were at the meeting respectively, said I did not make that statement. And I did not utter that statement. Ever since that first evening (...) when that recording surfaced I specified that I did not make certain affirmations. (..) Certain words, I will not tell which ones, if you put on the headphones and listen carefully, you will hear that those were not the words to have been uttered, the rendering is wrong. I mentioned and I mention that it has been established, upon an examination carried out by the Forensic Institute, the fact that the recording underwent editing, modifications," Laura Codruta Kovesi told a press conference at the DNA seat.
On 18 June, a recording in which Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate Laura Codruta Kovesi supposedly gave orders to prosecutors in her subordination "to get to the Premier" was aired at Subiectiv show, at private TV broadcaster Antena 3, TV station according to which in that respective recording the DNA head was talking to prosecutor Jean Uncheselu.
The same day, the DNA spokesperson, Livia Saplacan affirmed the recording released in the public space, in which Laura Codruta Kovesi is supposedly giving orders to prosecutors "to get to the Premier" contains fragments in which certain phrases had been interspersed so as to distort the meaning of what was said.
"The recording contains fragments uttered by the Chief-Prosecutor publicly or in staff meetings with the prosecutors of an operative section. In between the respective fragments a series of phrases that do not belong to her were interposed and which are meant to seriously distort the content of what was said," Livia Saplacan told AGERPRES.