Romania: 3 charged with overcharging gov't for IT licenses

Two former managers of Microsoft Romania and the former manager of Fujitsu Siemens Computers in Romania were charged Monday on suspicion of abusing their positions for illicit gain which cost the state $67 million.

Romania's anti-corruption prosecutors charged former Microsoft general managers Silviu Hotaran and Ovidiu Artopolescu and Claudiu Florica, former general manager of Fujitsu. They were placed under judicial control, meaning they have to report to police and are not allowed to leave Romania.

Hotaran denied wrongdoing. Artopolescu and Florica declined comment.

The case involving IT licenses sold to the government which were then used in Romanian schools over a...