Romanian deputy submits resignation following arrest

Olteanu resigns as deputy, parliament yet to confirm

Bogdan Olteanu submitted his resignation as deputy governor of the National Bank of Romania to parliament today (August 1), a spokesperson from the central bank has confirmed.

Olteanu was arrested on July 29, as the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) claims to have evidence suggesting he was involved in a bribery scandal.

He appeared before Romania's Supreme Court on July 29, where the DNA requested he be detained under pre-trial arrest for a further 30 days. The court rejected this

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