Romanian businessman Ovidiu Tender said in a press conference on Friday that he was kept under arrest abusively for three months and that abuses continued with a decision earlier this month to extend his arrest despite a court verdict that he be released. Tender made the statements after his eventual release on Thursday after months of arrest on organized crime charges.
He dismissed the fraud charges brought against him, as well as other charges related to money laundering and the creation of an organized crime group. And he said he had nothing to do with the RAFO case, as prosecutors claimed on his arrest.
The RAFO case involves a long series of frauds at a refinery in Eastern Romania, which led to a prejudice of millions of dollars several years ago. Tender and fellow businessman Marian Iancu have placed under inquiry for alleged involvement in the RAFO and were arrested earlier this year.