Another head rolls in Romania’s anti-corruption campaign

Miron Mitrea, former Romanian minister of transport and once one of the strongmen of the ruling social-democratic party, was sentenced on February 13 2015 to two years in prison on charges he took a 300 000 euro bribe when he filled the ministerial position more than a decade ago.

Mitrea also has to pay damages amounting to 327 000 lei (about 75 000 euro). Mitrea was charged by the National Anti-Corruption Department (DNA) that, while minister of transport and public works more than a decade ago (in Adrian Nastase’s social-democratic government, himself twice jailed for corruption, the biggest “fish” sent behind the bars so far by DNA), he received a 300 000 euro bribe in the form of refurbishing work at his mother’s house.

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