Friday, September 28, 2007

Boxing Mayor to be sued

A former boxer turned mayor in Romania is facing legal action after beating up five councillors who disagreed with his spending plans.

Mayor Iulian Florea, from Teslui in south-west Romania, attacked local councillor Mircea Chirita after an argument over the town budget at a council meeting.

Florea, a former professional boxer, then attacked four other councillors who tried to stop him, knocking out one with a left hook.

He sent another councillor to the floor with an upper-cut and left the remaining pair concussed with a combination of blows.

The fight was only stopped when another councillor threatened to call police. All five injured councillors are suing the mayor.

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