Romanian prosecutors probe their own crime unit chief

November 21, 2014 3:03 PM

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BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian prosecutors obtained permission on Friday to detain their own organized crime unit chief pending a criminal investigation, the latest in a series of high-profile corruption cases in the eastern European state.

Anti-corruption prosecutors had filed a request with the judicial supervisory body to detain Alina Bica, accused of abusing her position in a previous role at a government agency that restores property seized under communism to its original owners.

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