An international consultant involved in a series of allegedly criminal dealings related to the privatization of Romanian energy companies has been indicted by prosecutors of a key Romanian department dealing with organized crime and terrorism cases.

DIICOT prosecutors issued a series of charges against consultant Vadim Benyatov Don, including undermining the national economy, espionage and organizing criminal networks in complicity with a Bulgarian consultant, Stamen Stancev, Romanian TV news stations report.

Benyatov is accused that while working for a foreign organization and acting as a member of the organized crime group allegedly built around Stancev he pressed for leaks of classified information related to the privatization of key assets in the Romanian energy sector.

Two former top Romanian officials, ex-IT&C minister Zsolt Nagy and ex-Economy minister Codrut Seres are also involved in the case.