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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Romanian plays slot machines with EU money destined for a business

A Romanian man from Iasi, a city in Eastern Romania, was sentenced to two years and six months probation for embezzling EU funds after he used part of the EU money obtained for a business to play slot machines, local Ziaruldeiasi.ro reported.

The man filed the papers to obtain EU funding and was granted a first installment of RON 107,000 in 2014. The money was supposed to be used to buy four hectares of land but the man used the EU funds to pay off a EUR 8,000 loan and to play the slot machines. He also built a barn, which was not included in the business plan.

The court ruling is final, according to Ziaruldeiasi.ro. The Romanian also has to pay the money back.

Irina Marica, irina.mar[email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Romanian plays slot machines with EU money destined for a business

A Romanian man from Iasi, a city in Eastern Romania, was sentenced to two years and six months probation for embezzling EU funds after he used part of the EU money obtained for a business to play slot machines, local Ziaruldeiasi.ro reported.

The man filed the papers to obtain EU funding and was granted a first installment of RON 107,000 in 2014. The money was supposed to be used to buy four hectares of land but the man used the EU funds to pay off a EUR 8,000 loan and to play the slot machines. He also built a barn, which was not included in the business plan.

The court ruling is final, according to Ziaruldeiasi.ro. The Romanian also has to pay the money back.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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