Otilia Nicolai, a criminal prosecution officer of the National Anticorruption Center (NAC), has been appointed Head of the Criminal Assets Recovery Agency (CARA).
Nicolai has been in the field for 14 years and the committee awarded her the highest scores in both contests.
According to a press release of the NAC, the new Head is to form a team, including from criminal investigation officers, accounting and auditing experts, special investigation officers, and specialists in other fields necessary to fulfill the institution's responsibilities.
According to the information available, three people enrolled in the competition for the position of head of the CARA. After a written test, one of the candidates was excluded, two others being promoted to the second stage, that of the interview. Taking into account the scores, awarded by the members of the competition commission, the highest average was obtained by Otilia Nicolai. The other competitor was included in the NAC’s short list for other positions.
It should be mentioned that the Criminal Assets Recovery Agency will conduct parallel financial investigations, assess and manage unauthorized criminal assets, keep track of them and negotiate repatriation of their value.