Romanian prosecutors said on Monday they have indicted Russia’s Petrotel Lukoil refinery in Romania, its Russian director-general and three other officials for money-laundering in a 2 billion euro ($2.19 billion) criminal probe.
Prosecutors have already seized Lukoil assets worth 2 billion euros as part of their investigation into suspected money-laundering at the refinery, in the southern Romanian city of Ploiesti.
Russia’s second-largest oil producer, Lukoil has denied the accusations and said it would appeal against the asset seizure. It also called last month for the European Commission to help it fight the charges. When contacted by Reuters about the indictments, a spokesman declined to give any new comment.