The general prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (PÊCCJ), Gabriela Scutea, scolded the prosecutors on Thursday for not working long enough, pointing out that the prosecutor’s offices are emptied at 4:00 p.m.
She made the remark at the General Prosecutor’s Office’s review meeting – a meeting held for the first time in September.
“Let’s see that the parking lots near our headquarters remain occupied after 4 p.m., especially since the procedural activities set for the prosecutor by the new Code of Criminal Procedure are less time-consuming than in the old code,” said Scutea, quoted by News .ro.
She announced that she will propose to the Judicial Inspection that the main area of control at the prosecutor’s offices next to the judges for next year should be the unsolved cases more than a year after the referral.
“Interpretation of the data regarding the duration of case resolution reveals that the 20% decrease from 2020 was not recovered in 2021, the recovery of 10,000 cases resolved up to 6 months after referral being irrelevant due to the more than 32,000 additional cases in the category “resolved over 1 year after the referral”. Correlatively, we note that the increase in cases older than 1 year remaining in work (2020/2019, 21.77%) did not recover at all in 2021. Our efforts must increase, to improve this indicator. In a simplistic expression, let’s see that the parking lots near our headquarters remain occupied beyond 4 p.m., especially since the procedural activities set for the prosecutor by the new Code of Criminal Procedure are less time-consuming than in the old code’s conception”, he said Gabriela Scutea, quoted by News.ro.
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Scutea was appointed by President Iohannis as Prosecutor General in 2019, at the proposal of Minister Cătălin Predoiu. During its mandate, the General Prosecutor’s Office implemented few high-profile cases.