SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A former Romanian government official has been arrested in the Dominican Republic on money laundering charges filed in his homeland.
Police say 38-year-old Codrut Alexandru Marta is wanted in Bucharest, where he is accused of a $25 million tax evasion scheme. Marta served as adviser to Romania's former tax director, Sorin Blejnar, until 2010.
Authorities say Marta fled Romania in May after he and other government officials including Blejnar were accused.
Police in the Dominican Republic said Tuesday that Marta recently entered the Caribbean country using a fake passport from Lithuania. He was arrested Monday in the popular tourist town of Sosua.