Tista’ taqra bil-
A lawyer has been granted bail after being arraigned over the falsification of court decrees concerning adjournment of sittings.
Lawyer Amadeus Cachia was arraigned in court to face charges on the falsification of court decrees on adjournment of sittings for his clients who are currently at the Corradino Correctional Facility.
Dr Cachia pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The court heard that he would allegedly hand the falsified Constitutional Court decrees to the prison authorities to be given to his clients.
It transpired that the decrees would claim that the client has initiated proceedings before the constitutional court allowing Cachia to charge his clients.
The defence made a request for a ban on the publication of his name which was opposed by the prosecution and subsequently turned down by the court.
Magistrate Josette Demicoli who presided over the Court upheld a request for bail against a deposit of €2,500 and a personal guarantee €10,000.
The lawyer was ordered not to approach the prosecution, three judges, court officials and CCF officers. He was also ordered not to approach his clients in Corradino Correctional Facility.
The court issued a ban on the publication of names of the witnesses.
Sources have told this newsroom that Dr Cachia no longer works for the law firm he was working for.
Inspectors Wayne Borg and George Frendo led the prosecution.
Lawyers Stephen Tonna Lowell and Marion Camilleri appeared for the accused.