Romania hands jail sentence to ex-minister exiled in Costa Rica

A Romanian court on Tuesday sentenced in absentia a former Cabinet minster who fled legal troubles by seeking refuge in Costa Rica to six years in prison for a corruption conviction.
Tuesday’s decision upholds a previous judgement last year against which 44-year-old Elena Udrea had appealed.
Udrea claimed asylum in Costa Rica in February, saying she was the victim of “a politically-motivated trial”, and has since stirred controversy by posting numerous interviews online from her self-imposed exile.
In the past she

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