Top prosecutors rejected on Tuesday a parliamentary request for hearings of businessman Ovidiu Tender, arrested earlier this year on organized crime and other charges. The Prosecutor’s Office of the High Court of Justice said the request it received from the parliamentary Human Rights Commission in this regard left too little time for preparations for the hearings.

The request was submitted on Monday morning. Tender should have been brought to the parliamentary commission by noon on Tuesday.

Prosecutors requested another deadline, easier to comply with, for bringing Tender to the Parliament.

Tender is investigated in a locally famous organized crime case involving the RAFO refinery in Eastern Romania. He and fellow businessman marian iancu are charged with creating and belonging to an organized crime group, complicity to embezzlement and other charges.

Marian Iancu is judged at large as he was released from prison for a third time on June 4.