Suspicious death file opened after former judge dies in prison

Justice minister Tudorel Toader has ordered investigations at three penitentiaries, Rahova, Jilava and Giurgiu after a former judge, Stan Mustata, who was serving a eight-year-and-a-half prison sentence for bribe taking, had died due to heart attack at “Carol Davila” Hospital in Bucharest on Wednesday.

The hospital has notified the prosecutors over this death after the former judged had been transferred to them from prison.

The Prosecutor’s Office upon the Bucharest Tribunal have opened a criminal file for suspicious death.

In its turn, the National Penitentiaries Administration has announced on Thursday it had kicked off an internal inquiry within the Jilava Penitentiary.

Former judge Stan Mustata’s lawyer, Lorette Luca, told Agerpres she had been announced by the judge’s wife that he had died in hospital after he had been transferred from the one penitentiary to another.

With no motivation, he was transferred from Jilava penitentiary to Giurgiu at 2 a.m., he threw up all the way, he was very sick, in Giurgiu they took him to a civilian hospital for he was in a deplorable condition, they brought him back to Jilava Penitentiary and then brought him back to another civilian hospital, where they put him a catheter on his left leg, and on the right leg, they brought him back to the penitentiary, he was done already and in the end, they took him to the “Carol Davila” Hospitla yesterday, where they tried to put him a highest-performance catheter, but, unfortunately, during the procedure, Mr. Mustata had a heart attack and died, for he also had major problems with his kidneys and he also underwent dialysis,” said the lawyer, who added she would file a criminal complaint against the managers of the Jilava Penitentiary.

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