Businessman Florian Walter, indicted for embezzling U Cluj football club

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Businessman Florian Walter has been indicted by the Directorate for Organized Crime and Terrorism Investigation (DIICOT), accused of embezzling FC Universitatea Cluj SA football club, together with him being investigated for setting up an organized crime group Daniel Capra, FC Petrolul Ploiesti financier, Ioan Margean and Nicolae Marius Adrian.

“Through the act of referral it was noted that during 2012, while holding the position of CEO and majority shareholder with the FC Universitatea Cluj SA, the defendant Walter Florian initiated and established an organized criminal group with the defendants Mărginean Ioan and Capra Daniel, group supported by the defendant Nicolae Marius Adrian aiming at achieving a criminal plan by which, following the offense of embezzlement at the expense of FC Universitatea Cluj SA, were to be unlawfully obtained material benefits for FC Petrolul Ploiesti SA, a club where defendant Walter Florian club had a direct interest as he had hold the position of manager and chairman,” DIICOT informs through a press release.

During early 2012 – the fall of 2012 the four made steps to unlawfully obtain eleven footballers with high market value from the club, in order to be moved free of charge to Petrolul Ploiesti SA, the club where Florian Walter had decided to relocate his resources as ‘financier’.

According to the sources, the plan was made up by Florian Walter, every member of the group had precise goals to achieve.

Precautionary measures have been set up to the amount of damage caused at the expense of FC Universitatea Cluj SA club, amounting to EUR 2,494,375, approx. RON 11,121,562, according to DIICOT.

Businessman Florian Walter, was taken over into police custody in early March 2016 after being identified in the United Arab Emirates. The Romprest owner was on the wanted list since May 2015, an arrest warrant in absentia on his name being issued for several crimes, including tax evasion with damages to the state of over EUR 20 million.

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