Romania ex-tourism minister arrested on charges of money laundering, influence peddling

February 11, 2015 6:45 PM

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Romania ex-tourism minister arrested on charges of money laundering, influence peddling

In a photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, Elena Udrea a 41-year-old Romanian politician who gained notoriety due to her close relationship with Traian Basescu, Romania's president from 2004 to 2014 is escorted by policemen as she exits, handcuffed, the anti-corruption prosecutor's office in Bucharest, Romania. Udrea, a former Romanian tourism minister and presidential candidate was detained for 24 hours late Tuesday after she entered the anti-corruption prosecutor's office to answer charges of money laundering and influence peddling.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) (The Associated Press)

In a photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, Elena Udrea a 41-year-old Romanian politician who gained notoriety due to her close relationship with Traian Basescu, Romania's president from 2004 to 2014 is escorted by policemen as she exits, handcuffed, the anti-corruption prosecutor's office in Buchar...

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