Lavinia Olmazu, a gypsy activist in England, was once a prominent champion of gypsy rights. Then she was caught defrauding the state of almost three million pounds in welfare benefits. Yesterday she was convicted of masterminding the scam, along with a gang of six Roma criminals. She will be sentenced in September.
In other news, Burma is reportedly working on a nuclear weapons program, with the help of North Korea. Meanwhile, the collapse of real estate prices has caused grievous damage to the revenue of municipal governments in Spain, and 8,000 of them are reported to be on the verge of bankruptcy.
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