George Copos released on parole, decision is final

Businessman George Copos has been released on parole, after serving one third of his four-year jail sentence, the decision taken by the Bucharest Court being final. FC Rapid Bucharest’s former owner left the penitentiary on Tuesday.

The Bucharest Court admitted George Copos’s appeal against the District 5 Court’s decision to reject his parole. The Bucharest Court decided that George Copos should immediately be released on parole.

The Bucharest Court sentenced George Copos to four years in jail, executory sentence, on 25 August 2014, in the “Lottery I” case. At the time, Copos was held in the Rahova Penitentiary where he was serving the 44-month sentence he had received in the case concerning the transfer of football players.

Copos is on trial in another case, known as “Lottery II,” being accused of manipulating the capital market, money laundering, forgery and insider trading. The case is on the roll of the Bucharest Court, the next court deadline being set for April 10.


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