Updated: 02/14/2014 20:38

Singapore welcomes Bucharest court's decision to double Ionescu's sentence



Singapore welcomes Bucharest court's decision to double Ionescu's sentence

The Singapore Government has welcomed the Bucharest Court of Appeal's decision to uphold Silviu Ionescu's conviction and double his jail sentence to six years for the hit-and-run accident in 2009. 

The former Romanian diplomat was initially sentenced to three years in jail after being found guilty of manslaughter. 

Ionescu hit three pedestrians in December 2009 while driving a car belonging to the Romanian mission. 

One of the pedestrians, a 30-year-old Malaysian, died. 

The appeals court also found him guilty of inflicting injuries and fleeing from the location of the crash, according to the ruling.

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