Top Romanian secret service officials charged with corruption

Several top officials of Romania's secret service are to be prosecuted on corruption charges, the country's anti-corruption office (DNA) said Monday.

The DNA said it has filed charges against the head of homeland security at the Interior Ministry (Dipi), Rares Vaduva, as well as two of his predecessors and three previous top officials.

Investigators in Bucharest suspect Vaduva and former officials of abusing their position, forging documents and misappropriating money for private purchases.

In the last three years, Romania's anti-corruption office has taken legal action against thousands of state officials, including high-ranking politicians.

Last update: Mon, 29/08/2016 - 21:47
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