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AP Interview: Romanian pol says graft fight has gone too far

Romania's most powerful politician, barred from becoming prime minister due to a corruption conviction, accused anti-corruption prosecutors Thursday of indiscriminately targeting high-level officials and ruining careers in the process.

Liviu Dragnea, leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party, told The Associated Press in an interview that after years of politicians getting away with graft, he thinks Romania's anti-corruption agency has gone too far in pursuing government officials accused of accepting bribes, embezzlement and other official misdeeds

"There was a period of many years when usually whoever was in power was not investigated," Dragnea said...