The European Commission told the Romanian National Sports Authority that it needed to return over 1 million euros ($1.42 million) that it had illegally spent between 2003 and 2005. Romanian anti-corruption investigators thus began investigating the activities conducted by the Sports Authority who was under the leadership of Cristian Rizea (pictured here), of the Social Democratic Party.
While Mr. Rizea no longer runs the National Sports Authority (he was in charge between 2002 and 2006), he is still a current Deputy of the Romanian Parliament.
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The photo of Mr. Rizea is from a PSD-sponsored website, found here.