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April 12, 2021
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Mihail Balasescu, ex-Deputy Secretary General of PNL, to be buried on Tuesday

Mihail Balasescu, ex-Deputy Secretary General of the National Liberal Party (PNL), who was found dead on Friday evening, at a private home in Ilfov County will be buried on Tuesday. The main suspect sought by police officers is a relative of one of the late politician’s former wives, according to legal sources.


Found dead inside a private home. Main suspect is his former father-in-law

Police suspects that the murderer is the politician’s ex-father-in-law; actually, the murder occurred in the suspect’s home.
The ex-father-in-law invited Balasescu to meet him in order to seek solutions to the conflict the politician had with his ex-wife, a conflict rising from the division of goods following divorce. The Liberal had recently won possession of a car in his partition trial with Ana Maria Burchel. The vehicle was in the possession of his former father-in-law who suggested they should meet and solve the disagreement. From that point on, things went from bad to worse.
Balasescu’s corpse was found by his ex-wife, interrogated during the night by investigators.
There were traces of violence on the lifeless body and a gag in the mouth, which could lead to the suspicion of premeditated murder, investigators pointed out.
The apartment where the murder occurred is located in Bragadiru and belongs to Mihai Balasescu’s former father-in-law. The PNL leader had had an ongoing conflict with the family of his former wife, Ana Maria Burchel. Balasescu has even received death threats from the woman’s relatives.
Balasescu’s lawyer points out that the politician was allegedly caught in a trap by his former father-in-law. Moreover, the man allegedly left a note confessing his murderous intentions and announcing that nobody would see him ever again.
“The Criminal Department officer said that he had hit the victim in the head with something and had crushed his head and after, he had run away. Policemen were seeking the object, the weapon, over here”, a neighbour of the victim’s former father-in-law declared.

Mihail Balasescu had been married four times, but his last marriage, the one with Ana Maria Burghel, had ended in a scandal. Tabloids had written that during the partition trial, the woman even demanded the TV holder, the microwave cooker and his cell phone case.
While in politics, Balasescu had stirred controversy due to a sexual scandal. In 2010, he had boasted that he had had sexual intercourse with a female party colleague in the office of former PNL President Crin Antonescu, while being Deputy Secretary General of PNL.

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