Initially, Andrew Tate was only sentenced to 30 days of detention, but this has been extended several times, despite his efforts to secure an earlier release. His most recent release date was scheduled for March 27, 2023, but it has been pushed back again.
Andrew Tate has had his custody extended for the fourth time by a Romanian judge.
Meaning that his release date is now set for the end of April. Tate and his brother Tristan were arrested in December 2022 on suspicion of human trafficking, and forming an organized crime group, after their home was raided by Romanian authorities.
According to BBC News, the Tate brothers will remain in custody until the end of April 2023, which is likely to be around the 27th of the month.
The brothers’ lawyers have argued that prosecutors did not present any evidence to the court during the hearing on March 22, and that their clients’ fame may have played a role in the judge’s decision to keep them detained.
Over the past few months, judges have cited the brothers’ extreme wealth and ability to leave the country as reasons for keeping them in custody. However, their lawyers claim that this is an unnecessarily harsh measure.
Under Romanian custody laws, the authorities can detain Andrew and Tristan for up to six months. As of now, neither brother nor any representatives have commented on the latest extension.
Given that the Tate brothers have attempted to appeal previous court decisions, it is likely that they will try to secure an early release from custody again in the coming days.