Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Romanian prosecutors request MEP loses immunity over bribery allegations

By The Associated Press 

BUCHAREST, Romania — Anti-corruption prosecutors want the European parliament to strip immunity for a lawmaker so they can investigate him over bribery allegations.

Prosecutors said Tuesday they sent their request to the justice minister to be submitted to the parliament. London's Sunday Times newspaper reported in March that three lawmakers, including Adrian Severin, had agreed to propose legislation in return for bribes.

The other two lawmakers have resigned from the EU parliament.

Severin, who remains a legislator, denied any wrongdoing. He quit Romania's opposition Social Democratic Party after he was threatened with expulsion.

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