French and Romanian authorities have busted an organized crime network for trafficking minors and setting them to work as pickpockets and beggars, grossing up to € 7,000 (US$ 7,870) a day, according to a news release by Europol.
The Romanian Court of Accounts initiated 675 criminal cases against individuals suspected of defrauding the state of public funds in the past decade, reported Romanian public news agency Agerpres. The cases, added together, amount to a total of € 2.1 billion (US$ 2.3 billion) in damages.
As the internet becomes more central to our lives, the question grows more urgent: who owns it? OCCRP, in partnership with RISE Project and EurActiv.ro, set out to find out in the Internet Ownership Project.
Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos has pledged US$ 65 million in emergency economic aid to Moldova, reported the Associated Press (AP).
Either Romanian prisons are unusually rich in literary talent or somebody is scamming the system, the AP reports.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis signed a law on Monday defining illegal logging and any action “which endangers the country’s water, forests and lands” as a national security threat, reported Balkan Insight.
Romanian police working with European colleagues have cracked down on a group suspected of using malicious software in order to crack and rob ATM machines across European countries for nearly a year.
Romanian Senator Gabriel Oprea has been involved in questionable real estate deals, according to a story published by OCCRP partner RISE Romania in partnership with the Center for Investigative Media.
Romanian investigators Monday questioned Ioana Valmar, the former wife of parliament speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu, regarding her alleged involvement in a high-profile real estate restitution scam which resulted in the arrest of Prince Paul of Romania last week.
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.
A Sacramento federal court charged Dumitru Martin, a Romanian investor, with bribing a United States Air Force major in order to win a US $10.4 million military contract according to the The Sacramento Bee newspaper.
In the latest fallout from last month’s fatal Colectiv Club fire in Bucharest, three top safety officials have been suspended from the board of the Bucharest Emergency Situations Inspectorate (ISU) for apparently lying about the tragedy.
Two Romanian men have been sentenced to 27 years each behind bars in Turin, Italy, for Mafia association, among other offenses.
Romania’s new prime minister Dacian Cioloș, chosen by President Klaus Iohannis to replace former premier Victor Ponta, has been sworn in along with his new interim government.
A Romanian court has ruled against an appeal by President Klaus Iohannis, who fought to stop a building from being seized from him during a number of trials lasting more than a decade.
Romanian authorities have arrested the mayor of the Bucharest district in which a fire in a nightclub killed dozens on Oct. 30.
Romania's prime minister stepped down today after street protests in Bucharest yesterday called for his resignation, outraged by a tragic fire that left dozens dead last weekend.
Prosecutors have detained three owners of a Romanian nightclub where a fireworks accident on Friday killed dozens of people, as officials pointed the finger at each other for failed oversight of the central Bucharest venue.
Romanian authorities detained two people on Monday for drug trafficking.
Prosecutors from Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) have detained deputy chief of the Bucharest Police, Roberto Stefan Ababei, on suspicion of influence peddling, misuse of power, and accepting € 13,000 (US$ 14,812) in bribes.
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