Romanian premiers aide indicted for corruption charges

center_img Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Quick workouts for men 0 Comments   Share   From 2000 to 2015, Ghita committed money laundering worth the equivalent of $32.5 million and $9.45 million in tax evasion, prosecutors said in a statement. Ghita accused prosecutors of abuse.Ponta, also under a corruption probe, is in Turkey recovering from a knee operation.Prosecutors alleged Ghita paid 350,000 euros ($392,000) to Moldovans who have Romanian citizenship to vote for Ponta in the November presidential race that he lost.They also say he gave illegal incentives such as frying pans to voters in the 2012 parliamentary elections where he won a seat in the Chamber of Deputies.Prosecutors also alleged that Ghita controls– directly or indirectly– 54 companies, something which is incompatible with his status as a lawmaker.Romania has intensified its anti-corruption drive in the past year.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more