Serbian in jail after revealing information in a newspaper interview
A Serbian national involved in a pie-making business gave himself away in an interview he gave to a Serbian newspaper it transpired in court yesterday.
Thirty-seven-year-old Ivan Radovanic, who resides in Qawra, admitted in court to forging documents and living in Malta illegally. Appearing before Magistrate Monica Vella, he was also charged with failing to declare his business with the Jobs Plus agency.
Speaking to a Serbian newspaper, Radovanic had claimed he made over 200 pies a day which he sold for €10 each. A competing pie-maker filed a complaint to the police, who then carried out an investigation.
A Jobs Plus representative, Bernard Zarb, said that such cases could not be taken lightly as the government was working hard to crack down on such abuse.
Radovanic was sentenced to six months in prison. Police Inspector Frankie Sammut carried out the prosecution.