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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and worked for almost ten years for Ziarul Financiar, the main financial newspaper in Romania. For the last six years he was editor of the capital markets section in Ziarul Financiar. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in May 2014 as editor and partner. Besides capital markets he is also interested in trends in economy, banking and politics. He is passionate about sports, movies and literature, especially crime fiction and political intrigues (Game of Thrones). He would like to live in the countryside one day, groom a vineyard and write his own literature. Email him for interviews, conferences and story pitches at [email protected]

Romanian prosecutors go after British Sky News reporters in arms trafficking scandal

Romania’s Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Terrorism – DIICOT has prosecuted the British journalists who made the story about alleged illegal Romanian arms dealers, aired by Sky News on August 7.

The reporters have been charged with spreading false information that may affect Romania’s national security, misleading European authorities, and initiating an organized crime group, according to an official document quoted by local News.ro.

The prosecutors have prosecuted three British journalists, including Stuart Ramsay, Sky News chief correspondent. They will be heard by international rogatory commissions.

According to DIICOT, the Sky News feature about alleged Romanian traffickers who sold illegal military weapons to terrorists is fake. Moreover, the prosecutors have already arrested three Romanian men who took part in making the video aired by Sky News and charged them with accessory to spreading false information.

One of the men, a Romanian living in the UK, said that he was paid by the Sky News team to find other Romanians and guns for the making of a documentary about illegal arms trafficking.

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(Photo source: caption from Sky News video)

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and worked for almost ten years for Ziarul Financiar, the main financial newspaper in Romania. For the last six years he was editor of the capital markets section in Ziarul Financiar. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in May 2014 as editor and partner. Besides capital markets he is also interested in trends in economy, banking and politics. He is passionate about sports, movies and literature, especially crime fiction and political intrigues (Game of Thrones). He would like to live in the countryside one day, groom a vineyard and write his own literature. Email him for interviews, conferences and story pitches at [email protected]

Romanian prosecutors go after British Sky News reporters in arms trafficking scandal

Romania’s Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Terrorism – DIICOT has prosecuted the British journalists who made the story about alleged illegal Romanian arms dealers, aired by Sky News on August 7.

The reporters have been charged with spreading false information that may affect Romania’s national security, misleading European authorities, and initiating an organized crime group, according to an official document quoted by local News.ro.

The prosecutors have prosecuted three British journalists, including Stuart Ramsay, Sky News chief correspondent. They will be heard by international rogatory commissions.

According to DIICOT, the Sky News feature about alleged Romanian traffickers who sold illegal military weapons to terrorists is fake. Moreover, the prosecutors have already arrested three Romanian men who took part in making the video aired by Sky News and charged them with accessory to spreading false information.

One of the men, a Romanian living in the UK, said that he was paid by the Sky News team to find other Romanians and guns for the making of a documentary about illegal arms trafficking.

[email protected]

(Photo source: caption from Sky News video)

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