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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Speed record: A Romanian doctor was receiving 10 bribes per minute

Corruption remains one of Romania’s biggest problems, with doctors, politicians, police officers, and other officials being investigated or sentenced to prison for bribery.

However, a doctor from the Caras-Severin Pension House has managed to set a speed record for cashing in bribes. The man was receiving up to 10 bribes per minute, reports local Digi24. He was recently sentenced to three years in prison.

The man's bribe system was so well developed that the man didn't even have to say something before receiving the bribes, as shown in a video the prosecutors filmed during the investigation. He was convicted for 291 counts of corruption.

The man made some EUR 1,000 each day from patients who wanted to retire due to illness, the prosecutors found. The average net salary in Romania is EUR 435.

As expected, the doctor managed to raise an impressive fortune. The investigators found more than EUR 100,000 in cash, when searching his home, and a checkbook for another EUR 200,000, which he held in a bank in Switzerland.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insder.com

(Video source: Digi24)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Speed record: A Romanian doctor was receiving 10 bribes per minute

Corruption remains one of Romania’s biggest problems, with doctors, politicians, police officers, and other officials being investigated or sentenced to prison for bribery.

However, a doctor from the Caras-Severin Pension House has managed to set a speed record for cashing in bribes. The man was receiving up to 10 bribes per minute, reports local Digi24. He was recently sentenced to three years in prison.

The man's bribe system was so well developed that the man didn't even have to say something before receiving the bribes, as shown in a video the prosecutors filmed during the investigation. He was convicted for 291 counts of corruption.

The man made some EUR 1,000 each day from patients who wanted to retire due to illness, the prosecutors found. The average net salary in Romania is EUR 435.

As expected, the doctor managed to raise an impressive fortune. The investigators found more than EUR 100,000 in cash, when searching his home, and a checkbook for another EUR 200,000, which he held in a bank in Switzerland.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insder.com

(Video source: Digi24)

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