Report claims Romania investigating 4 Israelis for spying

Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi. Credit: YouTube screenshot.

( A Romanian investigative journalism team is reporting that four Israelis, including two former Mossad agents, are being investigated in the country for spying on its chief anti-corruption prosecutor.

The two former Mossad agents are Dan Zorella and Avi Yanus, who are co-founders and directors of the private Israeli investigation firm Black Cube, journalists from an initiative called the "Rise Project" reported. Two employees of Black Cube, Ron Weiner and David Geclowicz, have been arrested in Romania on suspicion of carrying out cyber-attacks on the Romanian government’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi.

Black Cube said in a statement, ”Recently, the company undertook a project in Romania to collect evidence of serious corruption in the Romanian government and its agencies. Whilst performing this work, two of the company’s employees were arrested after having made significant discoveries.” 

“Needless to say, all of Black Cube’s employees follow local law to the letter, and the allegations against them are unfounded and untrue. We have total confidence that the truth will be revealed, and they will both be released safely to return home in the coming days,” the statement added, the Times of Israel reported.

Posted on April 6, 2016 .