Adrian Nastase will serve a merged sentence of 4 years and 6 months


Adrian Nastase will stay in prison 4 years and 6 months, after the Bucharest Court of Appeals (CAB) added a supplement to the 4 year sentence, following the merger of the sentences received by the former premier in the “Zambaccian” and “Quality Trophy” files, the decision being final. CAB admitted Tuesday the appeal of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) and added 6 months to the 4 year sentence already pronounced against Nastase. The decision was made in the file in which the former premier requested the merger of the sentences of 4 years in the “Zambaccian” case and 2 years in the “Quality Trohpy” case.
The decision is final and Adrian Nastase will do a sentence of 4 years and 6 months. In these conditions, his lawyer cannot request the release on parole, as he intended to do if the former premier remained with the sentence of 4 years. The Bucharest Tribunal decided on May 8 that Adrian Nastase will do the 4 year sentence without an extra punishment after the merger of the sentences pronounced against the former premier in the “Zambaccian” and “Quality Trophy” files. Through the decision of May 8, the court decided to subtract from the 4 year sentence the period spent by Nastase in penitentiary, respectively from 20 June 2012 to 18 March 2013, and from 6 January until now. The Bucharest Tribunal also ruled that, after the end of the sentence, Nastase will have more interdictions for a 5-year interval. The decision was appealed by prosecutors at CAB, which gave the final sentence in this case. DNA had requested a supplement of one year to the sentence served by Nastase.
The Supreme Court condemned Adrian Nastase on January 6, in the Zambaccian case, to 4 years in prison.