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March 8, 2021

Civil servants, summoned to hearings on money-laundering charges

14 people, including a number of civil servants, were detained on Thursday morning and will be questioned by the Bucharest Police, after the Capital’s law-enforcement agents conducted searches in 27 buildings in Bucharest and in counties Ilfov and Arges, sources in the judiciary told Realitatea TV. The people in question are under investigation on several charges, including money-laundering, fraud and blackmail, and estimated damages amount to almost EUR 1 M. According to preliminary information, the people brought in at the Bucharest Police include a number of civil servants, from local mayor’s offices, as well as employees of financial units in Bucharest and the aforementioned counties. The case is investigated by the Bucharest Prosecutor’s Office, with the support of the Bucharest Police and General Anti-Corruption Directorate officers.

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