Ex-Minister Detained on Suspicion of Illegal Acquisitions

April 8, 2015 12:54 PM

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Moldovan prosecutors say a former health minister and 11 others, including hospital chiefs, have been detained on suspicion of fraudulent acquisitions of drugs and medical equipment.

The National Anti-Corruption Center said Andrei Usatii, already charged March 2 with abusing his position, was detained Wednesday for 72 hours. Prosecutors searched public institutes Wednesday in connection with the case.

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