Prosecutors detain former Romanian presidential candidate on corruption charges

February 10, 2015 8:30 PM

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BUCHAREST, Romania – Prosecutors have detained a former Romanian tourism minister and presidential candidate on charges of money laundering and influence peddling.

A lawyer confirmed that center-right politician Elena Udrea, who finished fourth in November's presidential election, was detained for 24 hours late Tuesday after she entered the anti-corruption prosecutor's office to answer charges.

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