According to Mediafax News Agency, Romanian MP Dan Voiculescu resigned today from office less than a week (22 January 2013) after taking his oath as a Senator following the national parliamentary elections held on 9 December 2012.
As the very last MP having taken his oath a few days ago, his resignation does not come as a surprise and it certainly would not be a first: last year, he also resigned from office alleging that one of his draft laws cannot be passed in Parliament by his own colleagues. At the same time, his most prominent lawsuit in which he probably risks a severe sentence has been moved from the High Court of Cassation and Justice to Bucharest Tribunal due to his resignation as the former is no longer in a position to judge him in absence of MP legal immunity.
Same scenario repeats in 2013 when following today’s resignation, his lawsuit shall again be moved from the High Court to another court thus delaying an already guessed sentence. So who’s afraid of the Wolf?
Founding President of the Conservative Party, Mr. Voiculescu is deeply embroiled in a lawsuit regarding a fraudulent state institute privatisation, money laundering and influence peddling. Simply by resigning a second time from office, Mr. Voiculescu delays judicial proceedings and passes his record file from one court to another hoping to reach prescription date for past allegations.
He certainly does his best at avoiding an Adrian Nastase-type sentence.