By Edwig Ban
Andrei Muraru, the one proposed for the position of ambassador in the US was in the past prosecuted for blackmail, writes evz.ro. He is currently a presidential advisor in the Department of Relations with Public Authorities and Civil Society.
The journalists from Curentul.info revealed since 2016 the fact that the District 5 Court ordered the criminal investigation on his behalf. Andrei Muraru was accused of blackmail with secret documents. He allegedly used documents stolen by his brother from the archives of a Romanian secret service.
Former judge Corneliu Turianu filed a criminal complaint against him for this. Muraru Dan-Andrei was accused on October 6, 2016, of obtaining undue benefits through blackmail. The blackmailer was Professor Corneliu Turianu.
The judges indicated two articles of the law.
Article 13 ind.1. – „In the case of the blackmail crime, provided by art. 207 of the Criminal Code, in which a person from those provided in art. 1, the special limits of the punishment are increased by one third ”.
Art. 12 – “The following acts are punished with imprisonment from 1 to 5 years, if they are committed in order to obtain for themselves or for another money, goods or other undue benefits”, shows Curentul.info, taken over by evz.ro.
Born in 1982, Muraru is a graduate of the Faculty of History (2005), a graduate of the master’s program “Romanians and Europe” (2007), a doctor of History (2011) of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi (source – presidency.ro ).
He has worked at the Institute for the Investigation of the Crimes of Communism and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) since its establishment (2006), occupying various positions, from expert-researcher to executive president (2012-2014). During 2006-2009, he was an adviser to the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and an advisor to the director general of the National Archives of Romania. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Romanian Television Company (2014). Between July and December 2014, he was a personal adviser to the president of the National Liberal Party, Klaus Iohannis.
By Edwig Ban