Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu arrested for 30 days

Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu arrested for 30 days

The Tribunal of Bucharest placed city’s mayor Sorin Oprescu under preventive arrest for 30 days, in a late Sunday night decision in a bribery case prosecuted by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA).

The decision was enforced immediately, but is subject to appeals.

Oprescu was taken in custody on Saturday night, after being caught in the act receiving a bribe of 25,000 euros.

The DNA prosecutors also ordered the police to bust a director of the Bucharest Municipality, Oprescu’s former driver and two heads of a cultural centre in charge of historical palaces near the Capital.

Prosecutors searched on Sunday the City Hall, the Cemeteries Administration and Prince Brancoveanu Palaces Cultural Centre. More…