Bucharest Court of Appeals magistrates have issued a European pre-trial arrest warrant for businessman Elan Schwartzenberg. Interpol has issued a red notice on his name, at the request of the Romanian Police.
The Bucharest Court of Appeals’ decision to issue a European pre-trial arrest warrant comes after the Bucharest Court issued, last Friday, an arrest warrant for a person in absentia. Likewise, the Romanian Police has asked for Elan Schwartzenberg to be put on the international wanted persons list.
“An arrest warrant was issued for the person concerned, in absentia. He was put on the national wanted persons list, and the second stage the Romanian Police carried out was to request the court to issue a European pre-trial arrest warrant. At the same time, we asked for him to be placed on the international wanted persons list,” Quaestor Bogdan Despescu, Chief of Romanian Police, stated on Tuesday just a few hours before the Bucharest Court of Appeals magistrates took the decision, Agerpres informs.
On Monday, the Romanian Police had posted on its website the photograph of Elan Schwartzenberg in the wanted persons category, pointing out that a pre-trial arrest warrant had been issued. Elan Schwartzenberg is accused of absconding.