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Former FRF President Mircea Sandu, prosecuted for embezzlement and money laundering

Former President of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF), Mircea Sandu, is prosecuted by the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) for committing the offenses of establishing an organized crime group, for embezzlement and money laundering in connection with a contract for the construction of a football centre in Buftea, near Bucharest.

In the same file have also been indicted Bogdan Petculescu, Ziv-Asher Tetelman and Puiu Tetelman.

According to a DIICOT press release, during 2009-2010, Mircea Sandu initiated and established, together with the suspects Bogdan Petculescu, Ziv-Asher Tetelman and Puiu Tetelman, an organized criminal group, whose purpose was to take in from the Romanian Football Federation’s patrimony the amount of EUR 740,000, resulting from concluding a contract for works on the construction of a football centre in Buftea, Ilfov County.

“In order to achieve the criminal objective, a fictitious circuit was created through which several entrepreneurial and subcontracting contracts were successively concluded between several companies, controlled by the members of the criminal group, through which the sums of money from the concluded contracts with the Romanian Football Federation were transferred. Some of these sums went to the members of the criminal group as – associated loan restitution, dividends,” the prosecutors say.

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