The Bucharest Court ruled the preventive arrest of Dan Alistar, the owner of security company Alistar Security, together with seven other people.
Prosecutors detained them in a tax evasion and money laundering case, for a damage of some EUR 3 million, reports local Mediafax.
Dan Alistar and 57 others were subpoenaed at the beginning of last week, after the prosecutors and police carried out 75 searches in Bucharest and eight counties. The total damage to the state budget amounts to EUR 3 million, whereas the total laundered amount reaches EUR 10 million.
Several ghost companies allegedly provided fictional services to Alistar Security and were paid only in written so that they can deduct the VAT, according to sources among the investigators.