The former head of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate, Laura Kovesi, was indicted late last week on charges of abuse of office and taking bribes, and has been forbidden from speaking to the media or traveling abroad.
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.
Europol spearheaded a two-week joint operation with law enforcement agencies across France, Norway and Romania in a major bust of remote-access Trojan (RATs) cyber criminals, according to a Europol press release.
Prosecutors from Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) have detained deputy chief of the Bucharest Police, Roberto Stefan Ababei, on suspicion of influence peddling, misuse of power, and accepting € 13,000 (US$ 14,812) in bribes.
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