Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bail for man sought in Poland for theft

A 35-year-old Polish national who is being sought in his home country over a theft committed in 1993 was granted bail in the Maltese law courts after pleading not guilty to the charge. The Warsaw regional courts have requested a European Arrest Warrant for Mariusz Norbert Kawka, currently a Fgura resident, over the alleged theft of Euro 4,193.

Lawyer Gavin Gulia, appearing for the defendant, noted that under Maltese law, the statute of limitations for the alleged crime had passed.

Magistrate Tonio Micallef Trigona granted Mr Kawka bail against a deposit of Euro 8,000 and a personal guarantee of Euro 8,000.

Inspector Mario Cushcieri prosecuted.