Alexander Adamescu could be extradited to Romania, Westminster Court of London decides

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Businessman Alexander Adamescu could be extradited, the Westminster Court of London has ruled, Romanian Police sources say.

The court decided that the extradition procedures may begin, to be completed in 17 days, as of Friday, ziare.com reports.

Alexander Adamescu was heard again by the court on Friday, the court’s decision being he could be extradited, although he expressed his will not to be jailed in Romania, given that his father died in one of the penitentiaries.

Adamescu may challenge the decision and the case will go to a higher court.

The court has also decided that Adamescu must pay court fees amounting to GBP 31,000 in an interval of seven days, as of Friday.

Until the extradition, Adamescu remains under arrest, the sources say.

In late March, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) informed that Alexander Adamescu had been arrested on March 2, because he presented the magistrates a false document, claiming it had been issued by the National Penitentiary Administration (ANP).

“On March 23, the British court analysed the request of defendant Adamescu Bogdan Alexander to replace the decision of preventive arrest with release on bail, but the court, unconvinced by the explanations regarding the document, rejected the request,” DNA said.

Alexander Adamescu, the son of Romanian controversial businessman Dan Adamescu, was released on bail by the magistrates in London in June 2016 after he had been apprehended by police officers. He had to wear a monitoring device on his leg. Investigators also seized his passport as well as the passports of his family members, while he had to go to a police precinct in London three times a week. He was also accused of giving and taking bribes.

DNA prosecutors charged the son of businessman Adamescu, in 2016, of evading the investigation in which he is charged with bribe taking. DNA prosecutors claim that in spite of having tried with the support of the UK and with the support of the police in Monaco to get businessman Alexander Adamescu for hearings in the file started in his name since 2014, they have failed because he has evaded investigation.

In May 2014, Alexander’s father, Dan Adamescu, was targeted by a DNA investigation regarding bribe giving to some Bucharest Court magistrates and on May 27, 2016, he was sentenced to 4 years and 4 months in jail, executor sentence, for bribe giving,

 

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