Prosecutor Katica Janeva was formally accused Wednesday of abusing her authority and "gaining substantial benefit" in the form of property. According to the allegations, she dropped corruption charges against a local businessman in exchange for payment.
She has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged or taken into custody - an action that must be sanctioned by a panel of judges.
The scandal is seen as an embarrassment for the country, which is seeking European Union membership. Janeva's office was created in 2015 as part of a crackdown on organized crime and corruption.
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