Adrian Nastase (Romanian pronunciation: [adri'an n?s'tase]; born 22 June 1950) is a Romanian former politician who was the Prime Minister of Romania from December 2000 to December 2004.
He competed in the 2004 presidential election as the Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidate, but was defeated by centre-right Justice and Truth (DA) Alliance candidate Traian Basescu.
He was the President of the Chamber of Deputies from 21 December 2004 until 15 March 2006, when he resigned due to corruption charges.
Sentenced to two years in prison in July 2012, he attempted suicide before beginning his term in the penitentiary.
Released in March 2013, he was sentenced to four years in another case in January 2014, but released that August.