Weekly roundup: Romanian PM indicted, Russia to grant ‘right to be forgotten’, severe penalties in new Thai anti-graft law, and more
The Romanian PM Victor Ponta has been indicted for forgery, money-laundering and tax evasion. Prosecutors also temporarily seized his personal assets. Ponta announced he wouldstep down as leader of the Social Democratic party during the investigation.
A former British MEP was jailed for falsely claiming expenses, which he said to have used forfunding whistleblowers via third parties. Ashley Mote had earlier been expelled from UKIP for benefit fraud.