The two Israelis charged with spying DNA head remain behind bars
Winer Ron and Geclowicz David, the two Israelis accused of trying to intimidate the National Anti-corruption Directorate head, Codruta Kovesi, are remaining behind bars after the Bucharest Court of Appeal had overruled their appeal filed against the extension of the pre trial detention warrants.
“The appeals filed by the defendants Weiner Ron and Geclowicz David are overruled as ungrounded,” the Bucharest Court of Appeal informed on Tuesday.
Arrest warrants were extended by the Bucharest Court a week ago in the case of espionage that targeted National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) chief.
DIICOT prosecutors have requested the extension of detention warrants for the two Israelis and judges with the Bucharest Court upheld the request for another 30 days in custody, subsequent to another decision of the Bucharest Court to shorten the arrest warrants by ten days.
Previously, the Bucharest Court of Appeal had ruled to cut the remand period for the two Israelis accused of spying the DNA chief to 20 days. The court has upheld their contestations and decided to cut down the remand period from 30 to 20 days.
Sources close to the investigation have told HotNews.ro claimed that two local media moguls had hired the two Israelis.
Currently five of the media tycoons who would fit the description, Adrian Sarbu, Sebastian Ghita, Dan Voiculescu, Dan Diaconescu and Sorin Ovidiu Vantu are investigated by DNA or prosecuted under various charges in other files, the last three being already sentenced.
Ron Weiner and David Geclowitz maintain they are innocent and that the accusations are unfounded.