Romania’s Supreme Court has acquitted former Prime Minister Victor Ponta of corruption charges after postponing the ruling five times.

Ponta, 45, had been accused of 17 separate counts of forgery, complicity in tax evasion and money laundering, all dating from 2007-2011 while Ponta was working as a lawyer. He was tried alongside former Transport Minister Dan Șova who was also acquitted of complicity in the abuse of office, forgery, tax evasion and money laundering.

Ponta and Sova were accu...

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