Former Romanian prime minister Nastase jailed
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||7 January 2014|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Former Romanian prime minister Nastase jailed, 7 January 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/52e65ad512.html [accessed 4 December 2016]|
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January 07, 2014
Former Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Nastase in a 2006 photo
Romania's former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase has been sentenced to jail for corruption for the second time.
A court convicted the 63-year-old on January 6 of taking bribes during his time in office and sentenced him to four years in prison.
He was found guilty of illegally receiving 630,000 euros' ($858,000) worth of construction work and imported goods for two homes.
Irina Jianu was convicted of providing those services to Nastase to keep her job as chief inspector at a state construction company.
She was sentenced to four years in prison.
Nastase's wife, Dana, was given a three-year suspended sentence for collusion.
Nastase, who denies wrongdoing, served as prime minister from 2000 to 2004.
He survived a purported suicide attempt in 2012, after getting a two-year jail term in a separate case.
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters