Romania official: No evidence prosecutor was communist spy

An official in charge of Romania's communist-era secret police files says there is no evidence that a prosecutor collaborated with the Securitate

BUCHAREST, Romania -- An official in charge of Romania's communist-era secret police files has brushed aside allegations that a top prosecutor collaborated with the Securitate.

On Monday a Romanian civic group filed a criminal complaint with prosecutors accusing Constantin Buchet, chairman of the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives, of misconduct, saying he endorsed prosecutor Adina Florea without consulting other board members.

Buchet denied wrongdoing Tuesday. He said that Florea, who is being pushed by the ruling Social Democrats to be the country's next chief anti-corruption prosecutor, doesn't appear in the Securitate archives.

President Klaus Iohannis has refused to appoint Florea, saying he needs a guarantee that she didn't collaborate with the Securitate.