45-year-old German facing extradition over alleged fraud

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 45-year-old German national facing fraud charges in his country of origin has been arrested on the strength of a European Arrest Warrant, the police said.

The arrest, which took place in a St Julians apartment, followed weeks of investigations by the police’s Central Intelligence & Analysis Unit and its International Relations Unit.

Extradition proceedings began on Monday, with the accused choosing to contest his extradition. A request for bail was denied by Magistrate Rachel Montebello.

Inspector Mark Galea is prosecuting, with the assistance of lawyer Meredith Ebejer from the Office of the Attorney General.