The Transfers case file. Gică Popescu, favorite at taking over the leadership of the Romanian Football Federation, convicted. Heavy penalties for the rest of the defendants
Gică Popescu, George Copos, Mihai Stoica, Cristi Borcea, Ioan Becali, Victor Becali, Jean Pădureanu and Gigi Neţoiu have all been sentenced to serve time in prison in the Transfers Case file.
The day before the elections for the FRF leadership, the main favorite to replace Mircea Sandu, Gheorghe Popescu, has been sentenced to serve three years and one month imprisonment.
George Copos has been sentenced to serve 3 years and 8 months imprisonment, while Mihai Stoica has received a punishment of 3 years and 6 months of imprisonment.
In the same case file, Cristi Borcea has been sentenced to serve 6 years and 4 months imprisonment.
Giovanni (Ioan) Becali has been sentenced to serve 6 years and 4 months imprisonment while his brother Victor Becali, has been sentenced to serve 4 years and 8 months imprisonment.
Jean Pădureanu and Gigi Neţoiu have both gotten 3 years and 4 months imprisonment.
All sentences are final.
At the last hearing of the file, corruption prosecutors had concluded that in Mihai Stoica’s case the facts alleged had been prescribed under the new Penal Code which came into force on 1 February.
Eight people were involved in the Transfers File comprising also Ioan and Victor Becali, Cristi Borcea, Mihai Stoica, George Copos, Gică Popescu, Jean Pădureanu and Gigi Neţoiu.
Prosecutors charged them that after having performed 12 fraudulent transfers they prejudiced the Romanian State budget by $ 1, 5 million and produced a loss of over 10 million in the Ligue 1clubs budget.
All the eight argued during the trial that they were innocent.
The Transfers File started from an investigation conducted by the Sports Gazette in 2006, which revealed some irregularities in the transfer of Florin Bratu from Rapid to Galatasaray.
The trial started two years later and it had an overall of 66 appearances.
The Bucharest Courthouse acquitted in April 3, 2012, all eight defendants in the case of the football players transfers.
The decision was challenged by the prosecutors of the National Anticorruption Directorate at the Court of Appeal, which ordered the sanctions between three and eight years’ on probation or suspended, on November 12, 2012
The sentence was appealed before the Supreme Court, which definitively ruled to resend the file back to the Court of Appeal, the court gave its final ruling Tuesday.
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