Romania's parliament votes to arrest former finance minister

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Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:31 AM

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's parliament voted to allow prosecutors to arrest former finance minister Darius Valcov on Wednesday, after Valcov was accused of running businesses illegally while minister and also taking kickbacks in his former post as a mayor.

Valcov, who has denied all wrongdoing, was the most senior sitting politician in the country to have been investigated for corruption in an ongoing crackdown on high-level graft. He resigned as finance minister days after prosecutors announced their investigation into him.

(Reporting by Luiza Ilie; editing by Matthias Williams)