Former vice-governor of the Romanian National Bank (BNR), Bogdan Olteanu, was taken into custody and will stay 16 days behind the bars, according to Digi24.ro.

The final decision in this regard was taken by the High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania, which upheld the request of DNA prosecutors to take Bogdan Olteanu under preventive arrest, later, the court ruled 30 days of house arrest for the former vice governor of the NBR.

Recall that DNA prosecutors arrested Bogdan Olteanu by for influence peddling in late July, when he was president of the Chamber of Deputies in 2006 - 2008. He is alleged to have received from the businessperson Sorin Ovidiu Vîntu over 1 million euros and other benefits for the appointment of Alan Mihaiu the governor of the Danube Delta in 2008.

DNA prosecutors argued that although the facts are old, they were discovered earlier this year.

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