The glamorous Moldovan lawyer Valerian Manzat will stay in house arrest.
A court from Chisinau has taken the decision of changing Manzat's custody regime.
He was arrested after the anti-corruption squad raided his office on charges of swindling a woman.
He asked her for EUR20,000, promising to bring her jailed husband from Moscow to Moldova, but a Moldovan court had already endorsed that transfer.
Moldovan media earlier wrote Manzat had counted in the law suit on the help of criminal Renato Usatîi.