Romanian anti-corruption officials handed out 50 indictments on Friday in an alcohol industry tax evasion case that allegedly caused more than US$ 140 million in state losses.
Romanian authorities said Thursday seven people were detained on suspicion of committing credit card fraud throughout Europe.
Romanian anti-corruption officials questioned the former head of the country’s tax agency on Monday on accusations that he took a bribe in exchange for awarding public contracts, the anti-corruption agency said in a statement.
A Romanian crime group which ran a training center where members could learn how to commit robberies, known as the Villain Academy, received a total of 84 years in prison in a Romanian court Thursday, according to Romanian media.
Two senior officials of Romania’s tax agency and finance ministry resigned on Friday after being accused of complicity in a nearly US$ 145 million tax evasion case involving alcohol producers and marketers.
Romanian prosecutors on Tuesday indicted the former deputy governor of the country’s central bank, Bogdan Olteanu, for allegedly receiving a € 1 million (US$ 1.1 million) bribe to influence the appointment of a governor.
A leader of Romania’s opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) resigned on Wednesday after being charged with influence peddling during his time as president of the nation’s Senate.
The once-lush woods have been turned into a graveyard of stumps. Once extending from northern Romania to western Ukraine, the last virgin forests in Europe were mercilessly cut down.
Romanian authorities arrested the police chief of the southeastern town of Mizil and three alleged members of a prostitution ring whose operations the chief allegedly protected. The group is accused of coercing minors into prostitution.
Romanian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Victor Ponta with abuse of office and “complicity in money laundering” on Tuesday in case connected to a 2012 visit by former British prime minister Tony Blair to Bucharest.
Romanian Interior Minister Petre Toba resigned Thursday after anti-corruption prosecutors requested for the country’s president to allow them to open an investigation into his alleged blocking of an embezzlement probe.
Romanian police have raided several locations in a joint operation with British law enforcement and arrested eight people suspected of running a prostitution ring that operated in 10 cities in the United Kingdom.
Romanian authorities have dismissed as a fabrication a Sky News report on gun runners in the country who are selling military-grade weapons that could end up in the hands of criminals and terrorists.
The deputy chief of Romania’s central bank resignedon Monday over allegations he accepted a € 1 million (US$ 1.12 million) bribe.
Romania’s Court of Appeals upheld on Friday the prison sentences of Romanian labor leader Liviu Luca and media mogul Sorin Ovidiu Vantu over a $US 92 million embezzlement scheme.
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.
Romanian authorities seized over 2 tons of cocaine on July 1, making it the largest drug bust in Romanian history.
A Communist era law that lets convicts in Romania cut down on jail sentences in exchange for publishing scientific works will now be amended, as abuse of the law has spiraled out of control, according to Balkan Insight.
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.
The Romanian Constitutional Court (CCR) unanimously decided Wednesday that abuse of office remains a criminal offense, fending off an attempt by several indicted officials to weaken the law.
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