Friday, July 8, 2011

AP: New law would give Romanian government right to obtain illegally earned wealth

BUCHAREST, Romania - A spokeswoman says Romania's government has approved a draft law that would allow the confiscation of the illegally obtained money from people who have been convicted of crimes and imprisoned.

Government spokeswoman Ioana Muntean said Thursday that the law will be forwarded to Parliament where it will be debated and voted on.

The draft, which the government passed Wednesday, would apply to people who are serving prison sentences of at least five years for crimes involving illegally obtained money. The government says such funds will be added to government budgets.

Currently Romania's Constitution does not allow the government to do that.

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