Al­fred Mif­sud not present in court for hear­ing

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Kevin Schem­bri Or­land

Deputy Cen­tral Bank Gov­er­nor Al­fred Mif­sud was not present in court yes­ter­day in a case filed against him re­lat­ing to cer­tain doc­u­ments that were once in the pos­ses­sion of his for­mer part­ner, Anna Zelbst.

His lawyer, Paul Lia, stated that Mr Mif­sud was re­turn­ing from a trip to New York. He also claimed that his client had been no­ti­fied with the hear­ing date, but was not no­ti­fied of the charges. His lawyer said that “we aren’t even sure what the case is about.”

The charge against Mr Mif­sud is ra­gion fat­tasi, which loosely trans­lates into’ tak­ing the law into one’s own hands’, and re­gards doc­u­ments that were once in the pos­ses­sion of Anna Zelbst. How­ever Dr Al­bert Li­breri, on be­half of Anna Zelbst, is claim­ing that Al­fred Mif­sud stole the doc­u­ments be­long­ing to her on the night be­tween 19 and 20 June this year. The na­ture of the doc­u­ments was not men­tioned in the court room.

Dr Li­breri, on be­half of Anna Zelbst, asked for the case to be with­drawn and re­filed with a new charge of theft, or that a cor­rec­tion to the ex­ist­ing charge be made.

The case is be­ing heard by Mag­is­trate Caro­line Far­ru­gia Frendo.

Last June, Mr Mif­sud had filed a po­lice re­port for defama­tion against his for­mer part­ner Anna Zelbst fol­low­ing re­ports ap­pear­ing on Daphne Caru­ana Gal­izia’s web­site.

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