Sorin Oprescu is accused of taking a bribe of 25.000 euros.
An Appeal Court in Romania’s capital Bucharest rejected on Monday objections raised by the defence against the preventive arrest of former city mayor Sorin Oprescu. Mr. Oprescu, who is already in custody for a week, remains under preventive arrest for 30 days, according to the ruling. Prosecutors with the country’s anti-corruption watchdog, the DNA, accused Sorin Oprescu of taking a bribe of 25.000 euros and involvement in a sophisticated group taking kickbacks from companies awarded public contracts. Mr. Oprescu may now be dismissed from the job while being replaced by his two deputies.