Region: Romania

German prosecutors charge former EADS director with foreign bribery

Prosecutors in Munich have charged a former European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) director in connection with allegations of foreign bribery, according to Der Spiegel. The German magazine reported that a case file shows that Stefan Zoller has been indicted over alleged bribery to secure two border security contracts in Romania and Saudi Arabia.

11 December 2014

Germany investigates alleged bribery at Airbus

Munich prosecutors have confirmed they are investigating the defence arm of aerospace company Airbus for alleged tax evasion and foreign bribery. The company’s premises and the homes of several employees were reportedly raided in October over alleged bribery connected to border security contracts in Romania and Saudi Arabia.

04 December 2014

Lukoil halts production at Romanian refinery following tax probe

Russian oil company Lukoil has halted production at its Petrotel refinery in Romania following a tax evasion and money laundering investigation, according to Reuters. According to the news agency, Lukoil issued a statement from the Russian embassy in Bucharest to reporters in Moscow on 6 October to announce the suspension of production after local authorities confiscated the company’s raw materials and crude oil as part of the investigation.

07 October 2014

Prosecutors raid Lukoil's Romanian offices

Romanian prosecutors and police searched the offices of five companies owned by Russian oil firm Lukoil on 2 October as part of a €230 million money laundering and tax evasion investigation. According to reports, the prosecuting office of the Ploiesti Court of Appeals raided buildings belonging to a number of Lukoil's Romanian subsidiaries, including Lukoil Lubricants East Europe, Lukoil Energy & Gas Romania, Agentia Lukom-A-Romania and TP Log Services.

03 October 2014

Romania uses whistleblower phone line to combat corruption

Romania prosecuted 17 individuals in corruption cases between January and June this year after it received 4,600 phone calls to its anti-corruption hotline, according to local reports. The anti-corruption phone line, which was set up in 2005 to encourage reports of bribery, also led to five people being caught in the act of committing corruption.

29 July 2014

Romania investigates EADS

Prosecutors from Romania's National Anticorruption Directorate are investigating claims that in 2004, European aerospace manufacturer EADS bribed senior politicians to win a €734 million border security contract.

14 July 2014

Romania charges Enel executive

Prosecutors from Romania’s National Anti-Corruption Directorate have charged Florin Gugu, a director at Italian power company Enel, Gheorghe Ciubotaru, an associate at Romanian manufacturer ElectroAlfa International, and the vice president of the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority, Claudiu Dumbraveanu, with bribery.

09 June 2014

Brown Rudnick adds muscle in NYC

Brown Rudnick has added a former SDNY prosecutor to its ranks to build the firm’s white-collar practice in New York.

30 April 2014

Harvard University victim of Romanian bribery scandal

Harvard University will sell some of its Romanian forests after the agent it used to help buy the land was charged with taking bribes, according to the Harvard Crimson.

13 February 2014

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