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Romania’s top anti-graft prosecutor says fight must go on

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, who is leaving her job, says the battle against graft must continue amid concerns the government is backsliding on its pledges.

Anca Jurma completed her six-month term Tuesday and isn’t seeking another term.

She took the position after the government forced the dismissal of Laura Codruta Kovesi in July, alleging mismanagement and overstepping her authority.

Jurma praised colleagues for uncovering “grave acts of corruption, regardless of the person’s rank or notoriety.”

Romania took on the rotating presidency of the European Union this month and has come under renewed scrutiny for a contentious judicial overhaul critics say is designed to protect corrupt officials.

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