Ex-minister handed 5 years prison for overspending on concerts for youth | Fox News

February 16, 2015 3:45 PM

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BUCHAREST, Romania – A former Romanian minister was sentenced Monday to five years prison for abusing her position and overspending public money on concerts for young people.

Monica Iacob Ridzi, Romania's former sports and youth minister, was convicted last year. Prosecutors say Ridzi spent an estimated 3.12 million lei ($804,000) on concerts for young people between March and May 2009, paying inflated prices and illegally contracting private companies for goods and serv...

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