Romania: Romanian State-Run Company Boss Faces Graft Charge

Romanian prosecutors have charged the head of a Romanian state-owned company with corruption over a contract to acquire medical equipment aimed at fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) said in a statement on June 23 that Adrian Ionel demanded a 760,000-euro ($860,000) bribe to help a company secure the contract for three million surgical masks and 250,000 medical gowns.

Ionel is the director-general of Unifarm, a firm responsible for procuring equipment and drugs for Romania’s public health-care facilities.

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