Court confirms probation for Romany activist Gina

Plzen, 8. 6. 2005, 12:26 (CTK)

The Regional Court in Plzen today confirmed a ten-month sentence with two-year probation imposed on Romany activist Ondrej Gina, accused of embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion. The Plzen court thereby rejected Gina's appeal and confirmed the original sentence by the district court. This verdict cannot be appealed, Gina can only lodge a recourse with the Supreme Court.

According to the verdict, Gina had several private cars repaired for the money from the Fund of Understanding and Hope and the Romany Cultural Unity, which he headed. He thereby caused a total damage of 70,000 crowns. Gina also fraudulently gained social allowances of 20,000 crowns. More...