‘Academy of Offenders’ file: Adrian Botez sentenced to 24 years in prison

The Bucharest Court of Appeal has decided to cut down the sentence for the leader of the ‘Academy of Offenders’ group, Adrian Botez, from 30 to 24 years in prison, the ruling is final. The other nine members of the group have also been sentenced to cumulated sentences of 60 years in prison.

The members of the above mentioned group are charged by DIICOT with violent deeds and burglaries.

The Bucharest Court of Appeal has ruled on Wednesday on the sentence for Adrian Botez (aka Tita) to be cut from 30 to 24 years in prison. One of the offenders was sentenced on parole – Alexandra Gheorghiu, 3 years on parole.

Other members sentenced: Florin Pădureanu – 3 years and 11 months imprisonment, Florin Dita – 4 years and 2 months in prison, Catalin Ispas – 4 years and 5 months, Constantin Mihai – 4 years and 5 months, Petre Munteanu – 4 years and 5 months, Petre Movila – 4 years and 7 months and Cosmin Rusu – 3 years in prison.

A criminal group, known as the Academy of the Romanian Offenders, was dismantled by Romanian prosecutors in April 2015, in an unprecedented case in the history of the Directorate for Organized Crime and Terrorism Investigation (DIICOT).

The group, based on really military rules, was specialized in burglaries in luxury shops abroad. The offenders were mainly acting in Belgium, Great Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Croatia, but also in other countries.

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