British citizen Ali Imran, who caused the car crash in which famous Romanian film director Cristi Nemescu, sound engineer Andrei Toncu and cab driver Radu Arustei died in Bucharest last year, has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Ali Imran was found guilty of killing the three in a car crash. After completing his sentence, he is expected to be expelled from Romania.

Judges ruled that he should pay some 28,000 Romanian Ron as compensation to the civil parties involved in the case and half of million Romanian Ron to the victims' families.

In August 2006, the car driven by the British citizen crashed into a taxi carrying Nemescu and Toncu.

The decision taken today can be appealed.