PHOENIX — A U.S. Supreme Court justice has denied a request to block the
deportation of a former Olympic wrestling coach living in Phoenix.
Roman Wroclawski is wanted in his native Poland on fraud and embezzlement
charges from the 1990s.
His attorney claimed the statute of limitations has run out in the case.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion earlier this week to block
Wroclawski’s upcoming deportation.
The Polish government has accused Wroclawski, 57, of conspiring to
fraudulently obtain a $350,000 bank credit and embezzling from two companies in
1993 and 1994.
An arrest warrant was issued for him in 2005. Wroclawski was detained in a
private Arizona prison for seven months until being released in June 2008.
Wroclawski is a former volunteer U.S. Olympic wrestling coach.