The Bucharest Appeals court postponed Friday morning an appeal filed by prosecutors against a previous Bucharest Tribunal decision to not arrest Romanian businessman Dinu Patriciu preventively pending a trial under organized crime and other charges.

The postponement came as prosecutors had not been clear whether their request involves Patriciu alone or his partners in the management of te Rompetrol Group, Phil Stevenson and Colin Hart.

The three are investigated on a large number of charges related to the activities of Rompetrol group over the years.

Earlier in the morning, Dinu Patriciu said he was not worried about the appeal as he was not feeling guilty of any of the charges. He dismissed the idea that his own previous attacks on President Traian Basescu, whom he called "the shepherd of Romania", would influence the decision of the court as "one is politics and justice is another".

The shares of Rompetrol Rafinare, part of the Rompetrol Group, were suspended from transactions for the second time this week on Friday in expectation of the Appeals Court decision. Rompetrol Rafinare had returned to the floor on Thursday, but lost 7.4%.