Archive for March, 2011

30 March 2011

Paedophile’s Victim, Suspect of Murder In “Sheer Blind Fury”

The teenage murder suspect (Photo: Adevărul)

A gruesome murder case in Constanţa, Romania, has but one 14 years old suspect: a young boy that has, allegedly, been sexually abused by the now dead 39 years old man who died a very brutal death. The deceased had been reported missing by his family three days before he was found in a blood-covered 6 feet deep cellar. Investigators interviewed the young boy and, according to sources, found out that the murder victim had tried repeatedly to molest him sexually – the last time being close to the day of the murder. The 14 years old boy is expected to be heard by a court on Wednesday, for a ruling on whether to arrest him or not. The story between the boy and the murder victim goes back a long time. 

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19 March 2011

The King of Romania, Possible Witness in 70 Years Old Case

King Michael the First of Romania, as a young monarch, 1946

A court in Timişoara, Romania, will be ruling upon a request to call the former Romanian King, Michael the First of Romania, to the witness stand, in a case involving a property dispute between the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and the local state university. His Majesty is the last surviving head of state from the time of the Second World War. The property being litigated, named the Lloyd Palace, in Timişoara, used to belong to the Chamber of Commerce until 1945, when a royal decree transfered its property to the local University – “Universitatea de Vest”. The Chamber of Commerce is now reclaiming the building and argues that the royal decree was signed under pressure from the governing Communist Party – the same party that, in 1947, forced the same monarch to abdicate and leave the country.

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14 March 2011

Romanian Women, Among FBI’s Most Wanted Cyber-Criminals

About half a dozen Romanians and Moldovans are among the FBI’s most wanted list of internet fraudsters. Cătălina Corţac, Dorin Codreanu, Lilian Adam are just some of the names with an Eastern European ring to it that are now displayed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s website. They are charged with Money Laundering, Bank Fraud, Passport Fraud, and Identity Theft. All the above crimes were committed, according to the FBI, in the Southern District of New York, which is also where the arrest warrant on their names was issued.

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10 March 2011

Italian couple arrested for child trafficking (Watch Video)

The couple had bought a three days old toddler from a young Romanian mother with whom they had previously made a deal, since before the child was born. As the pregnant Romanian woman was about to give birth, she was admitted to the maternity in Bacău using the italian woman’s identification documents. Thus, the child’s birth certificate had the Italian woman’s name on it as the mother of the toddler.

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4 March 2011

Smells Like Depression: Romanians Use Less Soap Since Crisis

It’s official and the Romanian prime minister, Emil Boc, announced it personally on national television, Thursday evening. Romanians have, on average, spent 19% less in 2010 on soap, shampoo and personal hygiene, after incomes were reduced by 25 to 40 percent in the public sector. “This was, unfortunately, normal. As incomes have decreased, everyone cut their personal expenses. This is what every family does”, admitted Emil Boc. 

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