Romania

Former Romanian Prime Minister Jailed for Corruption

For the second time

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BUCHAREST, Romania — A former prime minister who shocked Romanians when he shot himself in the neck as police came to bring him to prison was sentenced to jail for corruption for the second time on Monday.

The High Court of Cassation and Justice found on Monday that Adrian Nastase illegally received 630,000 euros worth of imported goods between 2002 and 2004 and had work done on his house in Bucharest and a property outside the capital while he was in office.

The sentence comes less than a year after Nastase, the most senior politician to be jailed in Romania since communism collapsed in 1989, was let out after serving a third of a previous corruption sentence. He had hoped to make a political comeback in Romania's 2014 political elections, claiming the cases against him have been flawed and politically motivated.