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13.01.2016 10:41
Sofia Water Utility CEO Resigned After Veolia Corruption Charges in Romania
The news come a month and a half after Bruno Roche was charged with corruption by the Romanian prosecution during his time as CEO of the Apa Nova water utility in Bucharest

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The CEO of the water utility in the Bulgarian capital Sofia has resigned. Bruno Roche who headed the Veolia subsidiary Sofiyska Voda since April, 2014, was dismissed from his position December 7, 2015, the data in the Trade Registry suggest, as reported by Mediapool. Mr. Roche has also been dismissed from the board of directors of Sofiyska Voda.

The news come a month and a half after Roche was charged with corruption by the Romanian prosecution during his time as CEO of the Apa Nova water utility in Bucharest. He allegedly bribed politicians for water price hikes in the capital city if Bucharest in return. According to the Bucharest prosecution, from 2000 to 2014 water prices went up with the staggering 1,400 percent.

TAGS: Bruno Roche | corruption | scandal | Romania | Bulgaria | Veolia | water | utilities | Sofiyska Voda 

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