Nicu Gheara,


Name: NicuSurname: Gheara,AKA:
Date of birth: Jan. 15, 1965Place of birth: MedgidiaNationality: RomaniaAddress: Str. Simetriei 36, sector 2, Bucuresti
Spouse: Mihaela Gheara (15.12.1969)Children: Cristi Adrian Gheara (15.02.1989)Interests: Sports, modeling, real estate, fashion
Alleged Illegal Activities: Racketeering, prostitution, fraud, sportsSource:
Additional Information:Bucharest anti-organized crime agents connected Gheara to drugs, prostitution, football and money laundering.
Biography
Nicu Gheara has been as lucky as he is fierce. A dozen criminal charges have been filed against him, including money laundering and extortion, but he was acquitted by Romanian courts on every charge.
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Countries of Residence
Romania
Spain
Austria
Countries Used as "Safe Heaven"
Spain
Austria
Countries Operating In
Romania
Italy
Bulgaria
Serbia

Associates

Persons with some association whether legally or personally with the party
First NameSurnameAKAConnectionDate of BirthDescriptionSource
PepeNicolae Daniel PepyBusinesses AdministratorApr. 28, 1965Lives in Rome and Lugano. Owns a luxury car company. Register of Commerce
SAPUNARESCUSorinAmericanuDrug TraffickingNov. 11, 1968Resides in Bucharest, Amsterdam and Miami. Convicted for drug trafficking in Germany, spent 5 years in jail, now back in Romania, opening luxury clubs and pubs.
GHEARAGheorgheCousin Arrested for credit card fraud. Extradited to Italy.

Charges

TypeCharging BodyChargeDateDescriptionSource
InvestigationFraud, money laundering, extortion A dozen prosecution files were opened against him. Some went to trial, but none brought a conviction.

Companies

NameType of OwnershipPercentage OwnershipOther OwnersDescriptionAnnual IncomeSource
EURO UTIMEXPersonal25%UTICA FLORINEL JEAN, SALITRA CRISTINA, SALITRA HELENA CARMENPart of EUROPA bazaar in Bucharest ZeroRegister of Commerce
EUROSTANDARD INVESTPersonal33.33%SALITRA HELENA CARMEN, CONDREA DIDINAOwner of EUROPA bazaar, the biggest market in Romania, a hub for illegal and counterfeited goods, mostly populated by Chinese goods. ZeroRegister of Commerce
MELODY BARPersonal25%BECALI VICTOR, BECALI GEORGE, PITURCA VICTOR Downtown bar in Bucharest; George Becali is a european MP, Victor Becali is a FIFA procurator and the MP cousin, Victor Piturca is the former national football team trainer.Zero (in liquidation)Register of Commerce

Legal Income

OriginAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource

Illegal Income

OriginAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource

Donations & Charity

OrganizationAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource

Real Assets

Type of PropertyEstimated ValueDescriptionSource
Real-estateOwns two villas in Bucharest; has another on the Black Sea coast in Romania. Also owns houses in Ibiza, Spain and Kitzbeuhl, Austria. Has hotels on the Black See and in the Delta of the Danube River.
BoatOwns a yacht registered in Ibiza.

Links & Connections

This section lists persons who are linked through other connections including businesses or mutual associates. This may not indicate a direct relationship between the parties.
Name of the Person / OrganizationDescriptionSource
football He is publicly very close to the president of the Romanian Football Federation (Mircea Sandu), with the trainer of the national team, and with football club owners or agents (Becali family – one of them also owns a right wing party - PNG)


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