BUCHAREST | Manager of the Floreasca Hospital in Bucharest, Radu Macovei, was presented on Wednesday at the DNA, being summoned to a hearing in the case where Serban Bradisteanu and three police officers are investigated for favoring Adrian Nastase, the ex-PM who tried to commit suicide a month ago.
Radu Macovei has made statements at the entrance to the headquarters of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA). On June 26, prosecutors began the hearings from doctor Serban Bradisteanu by George Davies, Deputy Head of the Bucharest Police, Nicolae Costea and Marian Apostol, judicial police officers in the Bucharest Police, to charges of encouraging the offender directly related to the facts of corruption. According to the prosecutors, there is data and clues that the four people accused by their attitude, have hardened and tried to frustrate the execution of sentence of two years’ imprisonment imposed by the High Court of Cassation and Justice to former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase. In the case doctor Ioan Lascar was heard aswell as a witness.
Head of Plastic Surgery at the Clinic Hospital Floreasca, Ioan Lascar and Chief of Cardiovascular of the Surgery Clinic, Mr. Bradisteanu, operated on Adrian Nastase in the morning of June 21. The Romanian police chief, Petre Toba, was then summoned for hearing as a witness, in the case of failing the term of imprisonment of Adrian Nastase.
On June 20, Adrian Nastase was sentenced by the High Court of Cassation and Justice to two years imprisonment in the famous case “Quality Trophy” where he has been charged in connection with fundraising for the 2004 electoral campaign when he ran for the President. That same evening, Adrian Nastase tried to commit suicide at his home in Zambaccian street. He was admitted to the Hospital at Floreasca from 20 until 26 June when he was taken to the prison hospital at the Rahova Penitentiary. On June 21, Nastase was operated by a team of doctors who was constructed by Ioan Lascar and Serban Bradisteanu.
Prosecutors of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (HCCJ) are checking the procedure conducted by the two policemen who went to Nastase’s house to execute its mandate, from their entry into the building from the street until the actual taking of the former PM by the ambulance, after the attempted suicide. Prosecutor Codruta Kovesi saidon June 26th that there are allegations about the former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase’s diagnosis and that there are going to be checks on all medical acts. Attempted suicide of Adrian Nastase, after which he was hospitalized and operated at Floreasca raised some doubts by the public about the care that he needed and his diagnosis.
Adrian Nastase was heard on July 16 at the Rahova Prison about his suicide attempt on the night of June 20, when police came to his house to enforce the term of imprisonment. National Institute of Legal Medicine “Mina Minovici” forwarded to prosecutors, on July 13, the conclusions of forensic examination in this case, which were negative, saying that Nastase was in no need to be hospitalized at Floreasca, as he was going to be treathed very well at the Penitentiary Hospital of Rahova for his minor wounds.