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Irony as organised crime prosecutor arrested for corruption in Romania

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By Euronews
Irony as organised crime prosecutor arrested for corruption in Romania

<p>Anti-corruption officials have detained a chief Romanian prosecutor for questioning.</p> <p>Alina Bica heads a government department investigating mafia,organized crime and terrorism.</p> <p>She is accused of abusing a previous role on a ministry of justice committee by approving a government payment that was overvalued by 60 million euros.</p> <p>The case is part of an investigation that so far extends to two of Bica’s former colleagues as well as at least one businessman and an ethnic Hungarian MP.</p> <p>Romania’s new president<br /> Klaus Iohannis said during his election campaign that he was determined to tackle corruption, which is rife in Europe’s second poorest nation.</p> <p>Data from prosecutors showed 1,007 people have been convicted for corruption and related offences in Romania so far this year, including 85 ministers, parliamentarians, mayors, judges and prosecutors.</p>