Balasescu file: The car driven by father in law, found abandoned in Busteni
The car driven by former father in law of Mihail Balasescu, the main suspect of his killing, was found on Monday abandoned Busteni, Prahova County (some 120 km north of Bucharest), police sources said.
The car, a silver Ford Focus, had deflated rear wheels.
The car was found on Telecabinei Street in Busteni, where, according to witnesses, had been abandoned for three days.
The car, driven by George Adrian Epaminonda Burchel, Mihail Balasescu’s former father in law, belonged to the latter following the partition procedure.
Mihail Balasescu, former deputy secretary general of the National Liberal Party (PNL), was found dead on September 4 in a home in Ilfov County and the first assumption is that he was murdered.
The man was found dead, covered with a blanket in the house of a relative of one of his former four wives.
Mihail Balasescu was PNL deputy secretary general during the period when Crin Antonescu was president of the party.
The main suspect is a former in-law, the father his last wife, in whose house the body was found. According to the quoted sources, the former father in law had left a note announcing he was going to kill Balasescu and that afterwards he will not be found.
The lawyer who represented Mihail Balasescu in the partition claims that the former Liberal had filed to the Police several complaints against his former wife and her relatives, which allegedly had trailed him.
Lawyer Lidia Cernatescu said that a conflict between Mihail Balasescu and his ex-wife Ana Maria Burchel started after Balasescu received a car following the partition of goods. The car, however, had been used by the Balasescu’s former father in law.
According to the lawyer, on August 31, Mihail Balasescu had called her to tell her that the former father in law called him to hand him the car. “He called him on August 31 to hand him the car, but I advised him not to go.”
The District 5 Court ruled on July 21 in the partition lawsuit between Mihail Balasescu and his ex-wife Ana Maria Burchel. The court ordered that the former Liberal deputy secretary should receive a Ford Fiesta car, worth RON 11,000, and ordered Ana Maria Burchel to pay her former spouse RON 920.25.
Ana Maria Burchel asked in October 2013 the District 5 Court for an order of protection against Mihail Balasescu. She subsequently withdrew the application.