Darius Vâlcov, former Minister of Finance, surrendered to the Italian authorities. He had fled the country before being sentenced to six years in prison for corruption.
Vâlcov surrendered at a police station near Naples, Corriere della Sera reports.
The Romanian authorities had information that Vâlcov would be in the Milan area, where he had established business interests, even before the moment of his final sentence to six years in prison for corruption, by a final decision of the supreme court. The Romanian authorities have sent through official channels those in Rome to try to speed up his location, in order to avoid a possible migration of the former Romanian official to the southern part of Italy, considering the previous cases of this kind with known persons from Romania, who they were definitively convicted, but the Italian courts refused to extradite them to Bucharest.
Darius Vâlcov was definitively sentenced to six years in prison for corruption, a case started in 2015 and which ended with a final decision at the beginning of the month, a decision by which the Romanian magistrates also decided to confiscate large sums of money, but also over 170 paintings, which Vâlcov had bought with bribe money.
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