NEWS: Further questions over Sinn Fein’s links to LORAG and RRCANI exploitation gangs

NEWS: Further questions over Sinn  Fein’s links to LORAG and RRCANI exploitation gangs

Documents published in the Irish News have heaped further pressure on Sinn Fein’s South Belfast MLA, Mairtin O’Muilleoir. You can read the full story by Brendan Hughes HERE

In August Unionist Voice revealed how O’Muilleoir, who refers to himself as being on the ‘brightside of the road’, has been working hand in glove with Romanian gangmaster Nicola Nicolae and LORAG’s Gerard Rice to exploit the vulnerable Roma community.

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Mairtin O’Muilleoir initially tweeted his support for Nicola Nicolae and the crime gang exploiting the community, denying he was aware of any issues with the group and claiming the PSNI had told him there were no issues. This has been exposed as a blatant lie, and this tweet- angrily sent in response to Unionist Voice- looks set to be O’Muilleoir’s undoing as vast amounts of documentation, and other proof, continue to drip into the public domain.

O’Muilleoir and Nicolae both promised to take legal action against Unionist Voice, issuing demands that our articles must be removed. We refused and told them to proceed with their court action. They backed down and refused to issue proceedings. Unionist Voice kicked the door open on this story when no one else would touch it.

Today Unionist Voice can also publish a photograph, brazenly published on LORAG’s own website, of Sinn Fein’s most senior press officer Sean Maguire engaged in a ‘community cohesion’ project on behalf of LORAG. It is not clear whether Mr Maguire was paid out of the public purse for his engagement with LORAG; however it is highly embarrassing for Maguire to be publicly linked to LORAG, given the nature of the allegations against the group and RRCANI.

In previous Unionist Voice articles we reported the fact that LORAG and RRCANI have been charging vulnerable Romanians for benefits advice that they are funded from the public pursue to provide. The cash is then split between Gerard Rice and Nicola Nicolae.

The crime network also provided fake driving licences and fraudulent documentation to support benefits claims, and bullied vulnerable members of the Roma community, some of whom cannot speak English, into voting for O’Muilleoir.

It was also revealed that O’Muilleoir had made large financial donations for rent, chairs and a sound system for the local Romanian church- run by Nicola Nicolae- in return for votes. It is understood these claims are being investigated.

After the revelations came to light Nicolae and his father have engaged in a brutal campaign of intimidation against those they suspect of being sources, threatening them with their “friends in Belfast”.  This is believed to be a reference to the fact Nicolae has previously boasted of his “friends in the IRA”. This campaign included a vile poster campaign against an upstanding lady within the Roma community, which Sinn Fein have yet to condemn.

It is now imperative that Sean Maguire clarifies what involvement he has had with LORAG, and what Sinn Fein’s position is on the exploitation of a vulnerable community, and further than that, the events in South Belfast show Mairtin O’Muilleoir up as the charlatan that he is. A chancer, a bare faced liar and a man who would exploit any community for his own gain. His ‘rainbow coalition’ is built upon the tears and exploitation of the vulnerable Roma community whom O’Muilleoir has happily placed under the jackboot of a crime gang headed up by his friend, Nicola Nicolae.

 It is hoped that when all matters find they way into the public domain that Sinn Fein will launch a campaign to have O’Muilleoir removed from office calling for ‘respect’, ‘integrity’ and trying to direct themselves back onto the ‘Brightside of the road’.

 


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