Intelligence company executives plead guilty to surveillance case in Romania
The Romanian Organized Crime Prosecutor’s Office has demanded lenient sentences after private intelligence company Black Cube executives Dan Zorella, Avi Janus and Gal Farchi confessed to spying on Romania’s National Anti-Corruption Directorate chief prosecutor Laura Covesi, who is currently head of the European Prosecutor’s Office.
The Romanian prosecutor’s office accuses the leaders and employees of Black Cube of organizing a criminal group, illegal access to a computer system, unauthorized transfer of computer data, computer forgery, illegal operations with computer devices and programs, violation of the secrecy of correspondence.
Black Cube bosses have allegedly begun stalking and harassing Laura Kovesi at the request of clients who have yet to be identified or prosecuted.
Black Cube employees, hired by unknown Romanian contractors, hacked into Laura Covesi’s email and stole data.
Two other Israeli citizens involved in the Black Cube scandal in Romania, Ron Weiner and David Geklovich, were sentenced in January 2017 to suspended prison sentences of two years and eight months each for illegally accessing the email addresses of Kovesi relatives.
In September 2016, Romanian prosecutors detained Daniel Dragomir, a former member of the Romanian secret services, who was suspected of mediating a connection between those who wanted information about Kovesi and Black Cube employees who were responsible for spying on her.