JUSTICE

Police officers arrested for bribes in driving licences

The members of the Prosecutors Office besides the Bucharest Court ordered on Wednesday the detaining of 20 persons in the driving licences case, six of whom are police officers of the Driving Licences Regime and Vehicle Registration Directorate (DRPCIV).

According to the Bucharest Prosecutors Office, of the 20 detained, 16 were carried on Wednesday to the Bucharest Court with a proposition of preventive arrest.

Totally, in this file, there are 87 persons investigated for bribe taking, bribe giving, influence peddling and influence purchase, ten of whom are examining police officers, thirty are trainers, 40 are attendants of driving classes and the rest of them are intermediates.

The prosecutors claim that the operating manner used in this file was the following: the driving class trainer was the one presenting the student the offer to ease the promotion of the driver exam (the practical test) in return for a sum of money; then, the instructor received the sum of money (usually from EUR 250 too 350) from the student and from a close person; either right before the exam, or immediately after.

Driving trainers met the examining officers in order to hand them over the sums of money paid by candidates either at the officers’ homes, or in places and times established initially.

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