Thursday, December 16, 2010

AP: 2 Romanian former ministers to be tried in a real estate deal

BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say two former government ministers will go on trial over charges they allegedly abused their position while in office.

Prosecutors say Wednesday that former Justice Minister Tudor Chiuariu and former Communications Minister Zsolt Nagy were allegedly involved in a 2007 real estate deal, that cost the state over €8 million (US$10.7 million).

Prosecutors say the ownership of a top real estate property was transferred to a private company at an undervalued price. The two ministers signed documents transferring ownership. They have denied wrongdoing. Four other people will be tried in the case.

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