Romanian Mayor Suspected of Using Police to Spy on Rivals

May 1, 2015 12:09 PM

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Romanian police have detained the mayor of a northeastern city on suspicion that he abused his position by using police to spy on people he considered rivals.

The anti-corruption department said Gheorghe Nichita, mayor of Iasi, was detained early Friday. A court will decide later whether he should be arrested. He was questioned for seven hours Thursday about suspicions that personally used local police officers to spy and report on people in Iasi, the mos...

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