Romania sentences Israeli over spying on, harassing head of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate, Laura Kovesi

November 17, 2016 6:30 am

Head of ’s National Anti-corruption Directorate, Laura Kovesi

Romania has sentenced an Israeli for spying on and harassing the country’s anti-corruption chief.  
On Wednesday, David Geclowicz received a suspended jail term of two years and eight months plus 80 days of community service for targeting people close to the head of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate, Laura Kovesi.
Geclowicz is a member an Israeli private spy agency, Black Cube, which refers to itself as a “select group of veterans from the Israeli elite intelligence units,” and lists the former Mossad director, Meir Dagan, who died earlier this year, as its honorary president.
Ron Weiner, also a Black Cube employee, is currently awaiting sentencing in the case while an arrest warrant has been issued for a third employee.
Geclowicz and Weiner have been under house arrest since they were detained in April and have pleaded guilty to establishing an organized criminal group, illegal access to informatics systems and breach of data integrity.
Kovesi, appointed earlier this year for a second term as Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, is known for her tough approach to high-level graft.
Her agency prosecuted some 1,250 cases only in 2015, with targets including a former premier and five ex-ministers.
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