Five cases related to the oil procurement scandal are stuck in court for various reasons, notably because or rogatory letters or because some of the accused have been called to give evidence against other accused.
The issue was raised in a parliamentary question by Labour MP Glenn Bedingfield, who asked the justice minister what had become of the cases and whether he thought they were taking too long to be decided.
He also asked if, after the investigations made, more court proceedings would be instituted.
The case stems from kickbacks paid to Enemalta officials on the procurement of oil from particular suppliers in 2004. The case was revealed in 2013 and arraignments were made in February of that year. Oil trader George Farrugia was given a pardon in order to reveal everything he knew about the case.
Oil trader George Farrugia was granted a conditional pardon in order to reveal everything he knew about the case.
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Justice Minister Owen Bonnici in his reply said five cases are pending in court.
In three of them, the term for the compilation of evidence had been suspended because…
Original article found on Times Of Malta