Confiscation of large sums of money from eight football heavyweights sentenced to prison

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The Bucharest Court of Appeals (CAB) ordered on Tuesday the confiscation of large sums of money from the eight heavyweights of Romania's football sentenced to imprisonment in the Transfers case.

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According to a CAB release, in the case of defendant Copos Gheorghe, the court has ordered the confiscation of 150,000 USD, in RON equivalent (for the transfer of footballer Dulca Cristian) and 40,000 USD, in RON equivalent (for the transfer of footballer Bratu Florin); from Mihai Stoica — 550,000 USD, RON equivalent, for the transfer of footballer Iulian Arhire, from Cristian Borcea — 593,750 USD and 80,000 USD, in RON equivalent, and from Ioan Becali — 418,750 USD, in RON equivalent, for the transfer of footballer Cosmin Contra.

The CAB also ordered the confiscation of 1.4 million USD, in RON equivalent, from Ioan Becali; 112,000 USD from Jean Padureanu for the transfer of footballer Ionel Ganea; 169,667 USD from Cristian Borcea, and 1,201,667 USD, in RON equivalent, from Victor Becali for the transfer of footballer Paul Codrea.

For transfer of Florin Cernat, the court ordered the confiscation of 213,000 USD from defendant Cristian Borcea, 125,000 USD from Ioan Becali, 125,000 USD from defendant Victor Becali and 125,000 USD, in RON equivalent, from the defendant Mihai Stoica.

The magistrates have also ordered the confiscation, for the transfer of Bogdan Mara, of 124,500 USD from Cristian Borcea, and 100.000 USD from Ioan Becali.

Also confiscated will be 32,167 USD from the defendant Cristian Borcea, 360,000 USD from the defendant Ioan Becali and 360,000 USD (for the transfer of footballer Mitea Nicolae) from the defendant Becali Victor, 87,000 USD from Padureanu Jean, 75,000 USD from the defendant Ioan Becali, 75,000 USD, in RON equivalent, from Victor Becali and 75,000 USD (for the transfer of Sinmartean Lucian) from the defendant Gheorghe Popescu.

The court also ordered the confiscation of 500,007 USD from Gheorghe Copos, 500,000 USD from Ioan Becali, and 1,000,000 USD, in RON equivalent, minus the sum of RON 1,330,000 paid in taxes for the transfer of Florin Bratu, from Gheorghe Popescu.

The CAB also ordered the confiscation of 29,200 euros from the defendant Cristian Borcea and 403,000 euros from Ioan Becali, in RON equivalent, for the transfer of footballer Dan Alexa, and in the case of Ioan Becali the court also ordered the confiscation of 350,000 euros, in RON equivalent, for the transfer of footballer Adrian Mihalcea.

Last but not least, the CAB compels the defendants to pay the judiciary, as follows: Copos Gheorghe — RON 115,000, Stoica Mihai — RON 65,000, Borcea Cristian — RON 265,000, Becali Ioan — RON 315,000, Becali Victor — RON 115,000, Padureanu Jean — RON 65,000, Netoiu Gheorghe — RON 65,000 and Popescu Gheorghe — RON 115,000. The ruling is final and binding and it was served on March 3, 2014. AGERPRES

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