Andrew Tate’s Sentence Made Longer

( A Bucharest court ruled last week that Andrew Tate and his co-defendants will remain in pre-trial detention until at least February 27 while the organized crime investigation into their crimes continues.

After their arrest in late December, prosecutors asked the court to remand Tate, his brother Tristan, and two Romanian suspects for 30 days. With the deadline fast approaching, the country’s organized crime agency Diicot requested that the pre-trial detention be extended.

According to Ramona Bollo, a spokesperson from the prosecutor’s office, the court agreed to extend the pre-trial detention to February 27. The defendants can appeal the decision.

The previous week, an appeals court rejected the Tate brothers’ request for release after prosecutors argued that given their “financial capacity,” the brothers could evade the investigation by leaving the country and settling somewhere without an extradition treaty.

On December 29, Tate, his brother Tristan, and the two Romanians were detained by Romanian authorities on suspicion of human trafficking, rape, and forming an organized crime group.

Romanian prosecutors said they found evidence that six women has been sexually exploited by the men who allegedly used “physical violence and mental constraint” to hold the women against their will.

The women were forced to make pornographic content that was distributed on social media for the financial benefit of the men, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said the Tate brothers had been under criminal investigation since April when Tate’s Bucharest mansion was searched by police in connection to human trafficking allegations.

Investigators have so far seized ten Romanian properties belonging to the Tate brothers, as well as fifteen luxury cars, including Porches, BMWs, Ferraris, a Lamborghini, and five Mercedes. In addition to large sums of cash, guns, knives, and cars, investigators also seized 14 luxury watches.

In total, investigators have confiscated just over $4 million worth of property and cash.