Democrat Liberal Ionel Galateanu, Mayor of Odobesti (Bacau County), was accused of beating his employees. “From 2005 to 2007, the mayor asked me to give him a loan but did not pay me back. I asked him to pay me back. He told me that if I ask him again he will sack me, something that he eventually did. Before he sacked me he hit me, swore at me,” Gheorghita Cristea, the mayor’ office cashier told realitatea.net. The cashier’s wife said the mayor admitted to doing that. The cashier is not the mayor’s only alleged victim as another former employee recounted similar events, realitatea.net wrote. The mayor denies all accusations and claims that several witnesses can confirm his innocence.