In Albanien ist ebenso die Eisenbahn praktisch bankrott und hat keine Kunden mehr, wo ja auch in Mazedonien sich Kriminelle viele Jahre lang die Maut Stellen aufteilten. Fake Bank Konten und Kredite, rund um Bank Direktoren, findet man in vielen Balkan Ländern, Fake Firmen und Phantom Geschäfts Tätigkeiten. In Rumänien wurden nun Bank Direktoren ebenso verhaftet.
02 NOV 12 / 15:51:41
Romania Police Hold 33 Suspected Bank Fraudsters
Detainees accused of involvement in money-laundering and fraud include the local vice-president of a major bank, the Societe Generale.
Marian Chiriac Bucharest
A Bucharest court is to decide on Friday on the detention of 33 people allegedly involved in a money-laundering and fraud case involving an estimated loss of 22 million euro.
Investigators say that the group obtained or tried to obtain 40 loans from 16 banks using forged documents between 2010 and 2012.
The group is also accused of having illegaly obtained financing from the Economy Ministry, based on forged documents and via companies controlled by the leaders of the group.
Among the 33 detainees are a businessman who acted as the group’s leader, a former intelligence general and several bankers, including the vice-president of BRD-Societe Generale, one of the biggest banks in Romania.
This is the latest of several corruption cases in Romania. Last week, anti-corruption officers started investigating over 200 employees of the National Railways Company, CFR Calatori, for alleged involvement in taking and sharing bribes from passengers caught dodging their train fares.
Over 50 people were taken into custody by police in that case. Both train conductors and Transport Ministry staff were allegedly involved in the scam, sharing out bribes paid by passengers caught riding without tickets.
Romania is still considered one of the most corrupt states in the European Union and has made only limited progress in fighting graft and organised crime since it joined the EU in 2007.
The country has faced repeated criticism from the European Commission for its failure to tackle the problem.
But in recent months, the number of investigations and high-ranking officials sentenced for graft has increased significantly.