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October 21, 2020

Romanian frigates file has been closed

Great Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has informed Romania’s National Anti-corruption Office (DNA) that it has stopped its investigation into the sale of frigates to Romania, reserving the right to reopen the case, Mediafax informs. Thus, the DNA prosecutors had decided on June 15, 2009 to close the ‘in rem’ case (meaning a case with unidentified author) that had been opened in order to look into accusations of bribery and bribe-taking. According to the DNA, the aforementioned crimes were allegedly committed at the moment of signing and handling the contracts on the sale of two of Great Britain’s frigates to Romania (re-named ‘King Ferdinand’ and ‘Queen Mary’). The Romanian investigators’ decision was taken after the London-based Serious Fraud Office informed the DNA on June 11 that its investigation into the file had been stopped…

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