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Ex-Romanian diplomat’s sentence doubled by court

Former Romanian diplomat, Silviu Ionescu, has had his sentence for a hit-and-run incident in Singapore in 2009 doubled from 3 years to 6 by the appeals court in Romania. The ex-charge d’affaires to Singapore was charged with manslaughter and leaving the site of the car crash which hit 3 pedestrians and killed one of them, a Malaysian.According to news reports, the accidents took place in the early hours of 15 December, 2009. Ionescu was driving an Audi A6 belonging to the Romanian Embassy to Singapore when he hit two people who were crossing the street at that time.

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Ex-Romanian diplomat Ionescu back in court to request for second postponement

Former Romanian diplomat Silviu Ionescu appeared in a Bucharest court on Thursday to request a second adjournment into his appeal against a prison sentence for two hit-and-run accidents in Singapore in 2009. Ionescu and his lawyer claimed that a letter they received this week from Singapore's Attorney-General's Chambers was not translated to Romanian. The three judges from the Romanian Court of Appeal agreed to postpone the hearing to February 13.

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