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October 22, 2021

200 driving licences obtained illegally in the capital

The head of the Interior Ministry’s General Antico­rruption Department (DGA), Arion Tiganasu Jenica, said on Monday that about 200 driving licences obtained illegally were identified in the capital, in the case involving several employees of the Bucharest Driving Licence Department. A total of 14 people are currently held in the case, facing charges of taking bribes in exchange for issuing driver’s licences illegally. The DGA head said investigations in the case are ongoing. When asked if it was possible for these 200 licences to be revoked, Tiganasu replied, “Anything is possible, what matters is whether it’s legal.”

Phone calls intercepted in the case reveal that driving instructors acted as mediators between licence applicants and the police, handing agents money and notes with applicants’ personal data. The investigation only focused on the practical driving test, since no indication of illegalities was found in the theoretic part of the driving licence examination, prosecutors said.

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