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Olitician Arrested For Bribing His Voters With Fried Chicken by Halleydavid: 10:00am On Mar 18, 2016
Can this even happen in Nigeria?

This is a case of stomach infrastructure gone wrong, lol. A Romanian politician and Member of Parliament, Florin Popescu, has been handed a two-year jail term for what he did in way back 2012 where he attempted to win another term as a council leader by handing out 60 tonnes of fried chicken to voters. Investigators from the country's anti-corruption unit found that he had secured £85000 worth of the delicacy from a producer in what amounted to an abuse of office.They said:
“On April 5, 2012 several people sent by Florin Popescu loaded the fried chicken into vans and took it to various locations where it was distributed.
“All the packages of chicken were distributed for election purposes.

Mr Popescu who is know in his home country as the “Chicken Baron” last month amid the scandal resigned his seat and said “Politics is a sweet rose but it can sometimes have a bitter taste.”

His sentence is without a possibility of parole and the court rejected an appeal on the case which was revealed after the chicken producer reported the politician to the authorities.


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