Posts tagged ‘ring’

11 November 2010

MPs and TV Stars in Prostitution Row in Romania

A top model agency in Romania was acting as a prostitution ring, supplying girls for the country’s highest and mightiest, claim Romanian prosecutors. Several dozens of girls were recruited and convinced to offer sex for money, under the promises of glamourous careers in television. The young girls were also being promised the chance of marrying rich men.

Robert Negoiţă and Nicolae Bănicioiu are two of the MPs that have allegedly paid for sex with the girls supplied by Star Models and Diva Models, the modelling agencies that supposedly acted as covers for the prostitution business. Adrian Enache, a famous Romanian singer and Răzvan Nicolescu, manager of TVR 2, are also on the alleged client list. Several other suspected crime ring leaders are among the clients named by the prosecution. All men have either denied the allegation or refused to answer them.

This is the second recent case of suspected prostitution under the cover of modelling agencies targeted at politicians and other public figures in Romania.

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15 October 2010

Police Bribe Ring at Romanian-Hungarian Border

For a wanted criminal, the bribe is 400 Euros to get across the border from Romania to Hungary – just over the Schengen Eastern frontier. Only 100 Euros for someone with expired documents. This has been revealed by an investigation conducted by the Anti-Corruption Romanian officers, who went undercover in order to expose an alleged Romanian-Hungarian criminal alliance between police officers and agents.

Investigators have discovered a network of drivers and police officers, that allows wanted criminals to flee the country for the equivalent of the average monthly pay in Romania. Officers approached the drivers, who acted as go-betweens for the corrupt police agents, telling them they had to flee the country.

Subsequently, they were instructed to go aboard lorries or mini-buses. Instead of papers, they would hand the driver the sum of 400 Euros and this would secure them safe passage across the border. According to investigators, the money would be taken by the Romanian police agents, who would then split them in half with their Hungarian counterparts.

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