Romanian Lawyer Fined For Wearing Sneakers To Trial [PHOTOS]
The Romanian justice system takes its dress code very seriously. A judge in a high-profile art trial in Hungary fined one of the defense lawyers over $1000 US for rocking jeans and a bright blue pair of adidas to court.
Reports the Winnipeg Free Press:
Defence lawyer Catalin Dancu was hit Tuesday with a fine of 5,000 lei ($1,148) — the maximum allowed — for flouting dress regulations and for being late at the trial of five Romanians accused of art theft.
Under his black robe, Dancu wore blue jeans and bright blue sneakers— triple-stripe models that he said cost 200 euros ($264).
"I am scented, shaved and fresh," the lawyer noted, explaining he had been delayed in another court. "I am going to contest this fine."
Proceedings were adjourned after Dancu moved for the judge to be suspended in the case, which another court will rule on.
The five men on trail stand accused of stealing seven paintings from likes of Picasso, Matisse and Monet from Rotterdam's Kunsthal gallery.
Holla if you know the specific model of adidas the lawyer was wearing. Check out photos of Dancu and his kicks in the gallery.
Photo: Winnipeg Press