Romanian prosecutors launch criminal investigation into finance minister

March 13, 2015 7:56 PM

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BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian prosecutors said on Friday they had launched a probe into Finance Minister Darius Valcov, accusing him of favouring a company for a public works contract in exchange for about 2 million euros while in his former post as a mayor.

Valcov had urged a committee awarding the contract to bend the rules in favor of the company, a statement by the prosecutors said.

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