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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

UK High Court rejects Romania’s extradition request for convicted businessman

Romanian businessman Puiu Popoviciu won the appeal at the High Court of Justice of Great Britain against a decision to accept the extradition request filed by Romania. The decision is final and says that Puiu Popoviciu did not have a fair trial in Romania, according to G4media.ro.

Gabriel “Puiu” Popoviciu, one of the owners of the Baneasa Shopping City mall in Northern Bucharest, was sentenced in 2017 to seven years in prison, no parole, in a fraud and corruption case over how he received the 224-hectare land on which he built the mall and other real estate projects - including the US Embassy in Romania. The High Court’s judges reduced the conviction initially ruled by the Bucharest Court of Appeal against Popoviciu, of nine years in jail. The sentence was final.

Later in 2018, the Bucharest Court of Appeal has ruled that the 224 hectares of land must return to the state. 

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

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Profile picture for user andreich
Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

UK High Court rejects Romania’s extradition request for convicted businessman

Romanian businessman Puiu Popoviciu won the appeal at the High Court of Justice of Great Britain against a decision to accept the extradition request filed by Romania. The decision is final and says that Puiu Popoviciu did not have a fair trial in Romania, according to G4media.ro.

Gabriel “Puiu” Popoviciu, one of the owners of the Baneasa Shopping City mall in Northern Bucharest, was sentenced in 2017 to seven years in prison, no parole, in a fraud and corruption case over how he received the 224-hectare land on which he built the mall and other real estate projects - including the US Embassy in Romania. The High Court’s judges reduced the conviction initially ruled by the Bucharest Court of Appeal against Popoviciu, of nine years in jail. The sentence was final.

Later in 2018, the Bucharest Court of Appeal has ruled that the 224 hectares of land must return to the state. 

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

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