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Nutzu animals

A bear reaches out from a cage at the estate of Ion Balint, known to Romanians as Nutzu the Pawnbroker, a notorious gangster, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Authorities along with specialists of the animal welfare charity Vier Pfoten removed four lions and two bears that were illegally kept on the estate of one of Romaniaís most notorious underworld figures who reportedly used them to threaten his victims. Balint was arrested on Feb. 22, with dozens of others on charges of attempted murder, depriving people of their freedom, blackmail and illegally holding arms.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Lions, bears removed from gangster's property

A notorious gangster in Romania known as Nutzu the Pawnbroker has been indicted for

heading a gang charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, blackmail and

illegally possessing weapons, but the public seems to be more

interested in his pets: four lions and two bears.