In Romania – a member of parliament has been sentenced to two years in prison after a bribe scandal. The bribe in question is fried chicken – 60 tons of it. Florin Popescu allegedly distributed the fried goods during an election in 2012 to voters while seeking to be re-elected. He resigned his parliamentary seat last May.

A Bucharest court placed the condition of no parole, while rejecting an appeal by the “Chicken Baron” – a mocking nickname, he won fair and square. The investigation had found that Popescu had abused his position in local politics to secure a supply of fried chicken worth around 500 000 Lei.

At least in this case, the delicious smell of justice caught up to the offender.

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