In 2011, Sorin Bulgaru, 53, was found guilty of fraud and forgery, Bulgaru was jailed for nine years after he and a friend used a fraudulent ID to take out bank loans in 2011.
The fraudulent ID gave the actor Robert De Niro’s address as being Eternitatea cemetery in the city of Iasi in north-eastern Romania, with his parents’ names given as Madonna and Anthony.
But the real De Niro resides at a 98-acre estate in Gardiner, New York, and his late well-known artist parents were named Robert De Niro Sr and Virginia Admiral.
Shortly after Bulgaru’s release on probation, police officers found 1,373 ecstasy pills in his apartment in Nicolina, where he lived by himself.
On June 8, the police officers searched Bulgaru’s place and reportedly found another 15g of ecstasy pill fragments at the residence. After the incident, he was arrested and will now be held in detention on suspected drug trafficking for 30 days.
Romania TV reported that the officers had been watching Bulgaru for some time and arrested him while he was on his way to complete an alleged transaction.
The law enforcement stated:
“It was established in this case that the defendant BS held for sale a large quantity of ecstasy tablets (MDMA) and would have been interested in identifying possible customers to whom he could sell wholesale.
On June 8, DIICOT prosecutors – The Iaşi Territorial Service together with judicial police officers from BCCO Iaşi carried out a flagrant arrest of the defendant BS while he was holding a number of 1,373 ecstasy tablets which he intended to sell.”
At this time of writing, it is still unclear what the real Robert De Niro thinks about this strange series of events, or if he is aware at all that his impersonator has once again ended up on the wrong side of the law.