Man charged with false tes­ti­mony

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Kevin Schem­bri Or­land

Matthew Dimech, 31, was yes­ter­day charged with pre­sent­ing a false doc­u­ment dur­ing a court sit­ting and giv­ing false tes­ti­mony.

That case concerns the ta­bles and chairs in his es­tab­lish­ment.

In­spec­tor Jos­ric Mif­sud said that Mr Dimech was tes­ti­fy­ing be­fore Mag­is­trate Aaron Bugeja, when he pre­sented the doc­u­ment. The po­lice re­alised that the doc­u­ment was not re­leased by the com­pe­tent au­thor­ity.

Mr Dimech was thus charged be­fore Mag­is­trate Gabriella Vella with de­liv­er­ing false tes­ti­mony and fal­si­fy­ing a pub­lic doc­u­ment.

The ac­cused pleaded not guilty and re­quested bail. Dr Michael Scir­iha said that the po­lice took their time in­ves­ti­gat­ing and spoke with many peo­ple, and as such, there is no fear of ev­i­dence tam­per­ing.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Ge­of­frey Az­zopardi said that in­ves­ti­ga­tions into an al­leged ac­com­plice are on­go­ing. He said, how­ever, that if cer­tain con­di­tions are im­posed, the pros­e­cu­tion will not ob­ject to bail. The pros­e­cu­tion in­sisted that the ac­cused must not be al­lowed to speak with any­one from the Vit­to­riosa lo­cal coun­cil.

The Court granted bail against a €200 de­posit and a €5,000 per­sonal guar­an­tee, along with sev­eral con­di­tions, in­clud­ing that he can­not go near the Vit­to­riosa lo­cal coun­cil.

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