A Romanian court has convicted Regional Development Minister Liviu Dragnea of electoral fraud, making him the latest casualty of Romania’s ongoing crackdown on corruption.
The European Union has suspended €1 billion (US$ 1.13 billion) in funding to Romanian projects, according to an announcement made by Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Thursday.
Romanian authorities arrested a man thought to have been trafficking drugs and found he was a violent criminal wanted internationally for murder, according to police and local news sources.
Romanian authorities are investigating the mayor of the town of Iasi, east Romania, who allegedly abused his office when he ordered local police officers to spy on his girlfriend.
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 police said they have dismantled an organized crime ring responsible for a number of armed robberies of luxury goods throughout Europe.
Border authorities discovered 73 Syrian migrants packed into the back of a furniture truck on Saturday as the driver tried to cross the Romania-Hungary border.
Darius Valcov, the former finance minister of Romania, has admitted to prosecutors that he had accepted at least € 1.5 million (US$ 1.6 million) in bribes from several companies in 2012.
Romanian authorities questioned the son of the former president of Moldova late on Monday night on suspicion of corruption.
Former finance minister Darius Valcov was interrogated by Romania’s anti-corruption agency on Friday after the discovery of a hoard of 101 works of art allegedly belonging to him.
The chief of an anti-corruption agency in Romania has quit in the wake of allegations that he participated in a property scam that may have defrauded the Romanian state of up to €75 million (US$ 79.6 million).
Romanian finance minister Darius Valcov has resigned over allegations he took a huge bribe when serving in a previous mayoral post.
Raids ordered by Romanian prosecutors resulted in a court hearing Wednesday for 46 peoplesuspected of drug trafficking.
Romania’s national anti-corruption agency has announced that 2014 was its most productive year yet, according to an annual report released on Tuesday.
A company owned by the sister and brother-in-law of the Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta was among 14 locations raided by anti-corruption officials Tuesday morning.
Romanian policesearched 13 locations in Buzau county Thursday, aiming to disband two criminal groups suspected of trafficking drugs that have sent more than 60 young people to the hospital.
Romanian, Spanish and European Union (EU) authorities teamed up to bust a human trafficking ring in Pahova County in central Romania, officials said Tuesday.
Two former senior ministers in Romania have been jailed for treason and commercial espionage in a case involving the privatization of state assets.
Journalists from OCCRP's partner RISE and the German Welt am Sonntag newspaper have uncovered another case of large-scale fraud regarding the acquiring and sale of Romanian forests, leading to several arrests and a criminal investigation of Romanian officials.
Former minister of internal affairs and administrative reform of Romania, Cristian David, was charged with bribery and detained for 24 hours by the Romanian anti-corruption office on Jan. 21.
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