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Man arrested in Malta in connection with fraud in Germany – does not want to be extradited

Maltese Police officers from Central Intelligence and Analysis, together with the International Relations Unit, have arrested a 45-year-old German citizen who was being sought in connection with fraud crimes he allegedly carried out in Germany.

Weeks of investigation by Maltese officers led to identification that the German national was living in Malta.

Following days of observation, the man was arrested on 18 July at an apartment in St Julian’s, with the Maltese Police executing a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Judicial Authorities in the Federal Republic of Germany.

The man was yesterday arraigned in Court, Magistrate Rachel Montebello presiding, for the start of proceedings leading to his extradition to Germany. The man, however, did not give his consent for extradition to his country.

Through Defence Counsel, the man requested bail, which was denied by the Court. The hearing on the extradition is expected to continue in the coming days.

The prosecution was conducted by Inspector Mark Galea, assisted by Dr Meredith Ebejer from the Attorney General’s Office.