| Adrian Nastase |
|Alma mater||University of Bucharest|
|blackmail, bride taking|
|Party||Social Democratic Party|
- Full article: Willem Matser
- Full article: Willem Matser
The investigation of Willem Matser led Dutch prosecutors to Romania, where they interviewed Ovidiu Tender about his business dealings with Matser. Tender told Dutch investigators that he had attended a meeting between Matser and the Romanian prime minister, Adrian Nastase, at which Matser had announced that he had $2–3 billion to invest. The inquiry revealed that Matser possessed forged bank documents relating to Tender SA and had misused the company's name in the transactions under investigation. The Dutch investigation also revealed that Tender had strong ties to the Romanian intelligence community.
Corruption trial, sentence and shooting
On 30 January 2012, the courts gave Năstase a two-year prison sentence for misuse of a publicly funded conference to raise cash for his unsuccessful campaign in 2004. Năstase claimed the sentence was influenced by rival politician Traian Băsescu, at the time President of Romania, and indicated that if necessary, he would take his case to the European Court of Human Rights. Responding to the allegations, Băsescu denied the charges were political in nature and claimed they stemmed from denunciations made by members of Năstase's party.
Adrian Năstase was convicted of corruption charges on 20 June 2012 and sentenced to a 2-year imprisonment term. At the time when the sentence was pronounced, he was the only head of government sentenced to prison in the 23 years following the Romanian Revolution.
When the police arrived at his home to arrest Năstase, he been shot in the throat. This was reported as an attempted suicide.He was removed by ambulance with a Burberry scarf draped about his neck thus hiding any evidence of serious injury from gathered reporters. After receiving treatment during a six-day period, he was moved to Rahova prison and then transferred to Jilava prison on medical grounds, to be treated for his diabetes and heart condition.
In January 2014, the Romanian Supreme Court sentenced him to a four-year prison sentence for taking bribes and a three-year prison sentence for blackmail, to run concurrently. As a result, Năstase lost his status as a professor.
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