Seaport head, detained by anti-corruption prosecutors

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Anti-corruption prosecutors from Galati (eastern Romania) have detained for 24 hours the director of the Danube Seaport director, Marius Luigi Ciubrei, for bribe taking.

He is suspected of receiving bribe in several occasions for staff hiring within the institution, more precisely in exchange of hiring some people as mechanics or sailors.

According to a DNA press release, a sailor working at the same institution, Constantin Tarau, has been also detained for bribe taking.

Prosecutors say that during June 2017-April 2018, director Ciubrei, through the agency of the other defendant, had claimed and received over EUR 1,700 bribe from four people, who wanted to be hired within the company, as sailors or mechanics.

DNA argues that the received money were even much higher, for sailor Constantin Tarau and other people used to take a commission ranging from EUR 100 to EUR 600 for brokering the deal. The last “payment”, worth EUR 500, has been intercepted on April 17, when the defendants had been caught red-handed.

Several Danube ports are subordinated to the Seaport Administration, with the most important being Galati, Braila and Tulcea.

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