Popescu jailed for three years over transfers

Popescu was sentenced to a maximum of three years and one month in prison after he was found guilty of money laundering and tax evasion in relation to 12 transfers, which saw players move abroad from Romanian clubs between 1999 and 2005.

The former PSV Eindhoven, Tottenham and Barcelona defender, who made 115 appearances for Romania, was joined by former owners of Dinamo Bucharest, Rapid Bucharest and Otelul Galati - Cristian Borcea, George Copos and Mihai Stoica - in being sentenced to jail.

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