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Romanian official charged with corruption

Romanian official charged with corruption

Anti-corruption prosecutors say the environment minister offered a company that carried out expensive renovations to his apartment the possibility of lucrative state contracts in exchange for the work.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that an adviser to environment minister Laszlo Borbely, Szabolcs Szepessy, and businessman Ioan Ciocan have been charged with influence peddling in the case.
They say Szepessy acted as an intermediary in discussions with Ciocan, who carried out (EURO)20,000 (US$28,000) of renovations to Borbely's apartment this year at no cost, hoping to get state contracts.
Borbely _ on an official visit to Poland _ has not been charged.
The environment ministry declined to comment.


Updated : 2021-08-05 10:39 GMT+08:00