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POLICE: Police Corruption and Mafia Influence in Romania

by Dan lonescu CITING WIDESPREAD CORRUPTION AMONG justice officials, the head of the Romanian police force, Lieutenant-General Ion Pitulescu, tendered his resignation in mid-February. At a Bucharest press conference, he chronicled incidents of crime and corruption covered up by overly lenient magistrates and said that notorious criminals had been set free or released on bail […]