Deputy Minister of Finance, Maria Cărăuș, was suspended for her position in the Government, at the prosecutors request. She is currently investigated for corruption.
Supposedly the woman took 15 million lei, meant for renovation works at "Republican Clinical Hospital". The official tried to make the hospital's administration believe that the money transfer would depend solely on her decision and for it to be done, she wanted a reward. Three businessmen were also arrested in this case.
If found guilty the Deputy Minister of Finance, risks an up to 1 million lei fine and deprivation from possessing certain functions for the next 10 to 15 years. Maria Cărăuş became Deputy Minister in 2010.