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Romanian president's brother arrested


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Romanian president's brother arrested

The brother of Romania’s President Traian Basescu is being held by police for allegedly taking mafia bribes.

Mircea Basescu is accused of taking cash in return for trying to sway magistrates in a court case involving a mobster.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta has called on the president to quit amid the allegations.

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