Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice sentenced the former head of the country’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) to four years in prison on Tuesday for attempting to help a businessman dodge jail time for corruption, local media reported.
Police in Romania announced Wednesday they had carried out raids in a rural mountain town where locals had kidnapped dozens of mentally and physically disabled people, enslaving them for work and forcing them to fight for entertainment.
The ministers of four different government agencies in Romania have been charged with setting up an organized crime group as well as abuse of office and complicity with embezzlement in relation to the privatization of a state-owned oil refinery.
Romanian authorities detained two people on Monday for drug trafficking.
Romanian authorities raided more than 40 homes across the country Sunday to take down a transnational cyber-criminal group accused of coordinated thefts that netted more than US$ 15 million from bank accounts in 24 countries.
Romanian authorities questioned the son of the former president of Moldova late on Monday night on suspicion of corruption.
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