Court of Appeals upholds 9-month sentence for Ilie Nastase, rejects appeal

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Tennis legend Ilie Nastase remains with the sentence of 9 months and 10 days of imprisonment, with a 2-year term of supervision, as the Bucharest Court of Appeals decided to uphold the decision in first court. The solution on Tuesday is therefore final.

When judging the appeal, Ilie Nastase urged judges to reduce the sentence of 9 months in prison, stating before the magistrates of the Bucharest Court of Appeals that he regrets the deeds and that he did not drink alcohol until 35 years old.

Former tennis legend Ilie Nastase was sentenced in February to 9 months and 10 days imprisonment, suspended sentence, by the District 1 Court, being charged with driving under influence and for refusing tests and biological samples.

Two weeks before, Ilie Nastase had pleaded guilty, at the hearings with the Bucharest District 1 Court. He agreed at the time to work for the benefit of the community.

The file on Ilie Nastase was sent to court in December 2018 and at the first hearings he asked for a simplified procedure, admitting guilt.

Ilie Năstase was stopped on the morning of May 25, 2018 in Bucharest driving under influence. The policemen said he swore them and became violent, reason for which he was handcuffed.

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