Two Civil Pro­tec­tion Depart­ment of­fi­cers found not guilty of fraud

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Two of­fi­cers of the Civil Pro­tec­tion Depart­ment were found not guilty of de­fraud­ing the depart­ment in Gozo be­tween De­cem­ber 2008 and March 2009.

Adeodato Spiteri, a lead­ing as­sis­tant res­cue of­fi­cer, had been charged with go­ing to Aus­tralia on hol­i­day but was still reg­is­tered as hav­ing re­ported for work by his su­pe­rior, Peter Mer­cieca.

Mag­is­trate Joe Mif­sud ruled that a more in­tense po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion would have averted the need for the two ac­cused to suf­fer the stress of this court case.

Lawyers Joe Giglio and Char­lon Gouder ap­peared for the ac­cused.

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