Romania: 4 in pharma scam charged with tax evasion

Romanian prosecutors have charged two managers of a pharma company indicted on charges of diluting disinfectant, with tax evasion and money laundering.

The anti-corruption prosecution directorate said Thursday that Hexi Pharma manager Flori Dinu, and Uliana Ochinciuc, the partner of the late CEO who died when his car slammed into a tree last month, have been charged. Two others face the same charges.

None have commented on the charges.

Prosecutors also said two Cyprus-registered companies were suspected of aiding money laundering and tax evasion worth 7.8 million lei ($ 1.95 million) from 2008-2016. The money obtained is said to have been transferred to banks in Cyprus and Romania.

In recent weeks, 550,000 euros ($615,000) is said to have been transferred into the bank accounts of Ochinciuc and a relative.