New York Times journalist Dan Bilefsky writes on corruption in Eastern Europe, with a focus on Romania and the arrest and imprisonment of former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase. The article is available here. The article, which carries a photo of Nastase and one of his sons, starts by saying that “This summer, after the police arrived at the handsome villa of the former Romanian prime minister Adrian Nastase to arrest him on corruption charges, he apparently pulled out a revolver and tried to kill himself. Millions of Romanians watched on television as Mr. Nastase, 62, was carried off on a stretcher, a Burberry scarf wrapped around his neck. He survived, and one week later was behind bars.”

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