The Serbian mass media reported on Tuesday that the additional documents needed for Sebastian Ghita’s extradition hadn’t reached the High Court of Cassation in Belgrade, which contradicts the Romanian Justice Minister recent statement that those documents had been sent since March 9.
Danas daily says that documents asked by the Serbian authorities in Ghita’s case had not arrived at the High Court of Cassation in Belgrade, where the Romanian businessman’s extradition case is judged.
No earlier than Monday, JusMin Tudorel Toader announced after meeting his Serbian counterpart that Romania had sent all those documents necessary for the extradition since March 9.
“The two ministers have talked about Romania’s extradition request in Sebastian Ghita case. Minister Kuburovic underlined that the procedure of establishing if extradition conditions are met is ongoing at the High Court and that, after the court’s ruling, the Justice minister will take a decision as soon as possible,” reads a press release by the Justice Ministry.
Sebastian Ghita was released at the end of May in Serbia, after paying a bail of EUR 200,000 but not allowed to leave Belgrade.
The former MP was captured in Belgrade on April 13, 2017. Sebastian Ghiţă’s arrest took place at 23.45h, on a street in Belgrade next to his brother. Ghiţă presented an identity document and a Slovenian permit, while his brother handed the police the real documents.
Accounts of Ghita’s father-in-law, frozen
At the same time, Sebastian Ghita’s father-in-law claims his bank accounts have been frozen upon the request of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA). The man says he wanted to go shopping but he could not pay, so he went to the bank and they told him his accounts are seized by DNA. Ghita’s father-in-law claims the move comes as a consequence of Ghita’s latest statement that DNA head Laura Codruta Kovesi would have been at Ghita’s place in the past, even in his wine cellar, Antena 3 reports.