Prosecutors of the National Anti-corruption Department (DNA) sued two top retired officers of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) on Friday under charges of traffic of influence and bribery, a DNA press release says. The two are SRI general (r.) Ovidiu Soare and and SRI colonel (r.) Gheorghe Dumitrache.

Gheorghe and Dumitrache are accused of having claimed substantial amounts of money and other goods from business people in 1996-2002. They offered economic and justice “protection” in exchange, according to prosecutors.