Bitcoins black market
Print with images and other media Print bitcoins black market only Print Cancel A close ally of Romania's prime minister has been accused of trying to bribe voters with frying pans. Romania's corruption watchdog agency DNA has launched a bitcoins black market inquiry into Sebastian Ghita on suspicion of unlawfully raising money and buying frying pans from the black market to offer to "an important number of voters" in when he was running for a seat in parliament.
Mr Ghita, an MP from Romania's ruling coalition, denied any wrongdoing and accused the prosecutors of abusing their authority.
Many people in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova have obtained Romanian citizenship in the past two decades, thereby winning the right to vote in Romanian elections and to travel freely in the European Union EU. Moldova is not in the EU, but Romania joined in Mr Ponta is under investigation himself in a separate criminal probe for alleged forgery, money laundering and tax evasion.
Mr Ponta is currently recovering in an Istanbul hospital after undergoing surgery for a knee injury.