possessed authority have been able to avoid abusing it”.
“The suppression of truth is the enemy of knowledge” Edmund Burke
The purpose of this site is to give a small insight into the political corruption that has existed in Malta for many years. It should also be of interest to law scholars and those who are interested in the administration of justice and public office accountability.
This new evidence is being published now because it was not available until 3rd March 2011. The official court stamp on the transcripts of Expert Witnesses Ivan Formosa and Christopher Farrugia confirm this.
The evidence published on this site confirms beyond reasonable doubt that EU Commissioner John Dalli colluded with the police, judiciary and others to frame the defendant. John Dalli had the motive finances and man power to commit this crime.
The worse thing that can happen to an innocent person is to be falsely and maliciously accused of a crime by a powerful politician like EU Commissioner John Dalli. More serious still is when the victim knows that the accuser is the guilty party. It is not just the accusations that make it bad for the victim. What makes it even more despicable is that those who are close to the victim suffer just as much.
Malta is a small country with approximately 420, 000 citizens where everybody knows everyone else and such false and malicious public accusations humiliate and marginalize the victim and his family. It also makes it difficult for the victim to find employment. In such a situation the victim is seen as guilty even when found innocent by the court.
This is an account of abuse of power, vindictiveness, hypocrisy, intimidation, perjury, fraud, frame ups, waste of public resources and funds including corrupt practices in the police force and the law courts. It shows to what extent a powerful politician like John Dalli would be prepared to go to cover up his involvement in what had become to be known in Malta as “The Daewoo Scandal” or “The Scandal of the Millennium”. However, this was not the only scandal that John Dalli was linked to up to that point in time. Despite the fact that he was connected to some serious political scandals he was never investigated or held accountable for any of them.
On his appointment as EU Commissioner Heike Moldenhauer from Friends of the Earth labelled EU Commissioner John Dalli “A commissioner who can’t be trusted”. He must have done his homework very well.
Politicians like John Dalli are addressed as“Honourable”. There is nothing honourable about being an unaccountable and arrogant politician such as EU Commissioner John Dalli. Neither do honourable people go round making false and malicious accusations or abusing the power entrusted to them by the electorate as John Dalli did on many occasions.
EU Commissioner John Dalli has the hypocrisy and audacity to go on TV and other news media whinging and bleating about the suffering he endured when he was falsely accused. Of course EU Commissioner John Dalli did not go through the bad experience that Ellul-Grech was forced to go through because of the malicious and false accusations that Dalli brought against him. Commissioner John Dalli chooses to forget about this and the political corruption he has been connected to over the years.
Prior to Joe Gaffarena selling his interest in the Daewoo car sale agency to J.M. Scicluna on the 15th September 1997, John Dalli was engaged as consultant with the company from November 1996 – July 1998. He was also Shadow Finance Minister and consultant for other large businesses. The general public already knew that the business was experiencing difficulties due to lack of spares and new models.
It was during the period that EU Commissioner John Dalli was consultant for the company that the biggest known fraud in Maltese history was in progress. After this fraud was reported to the police commissioner and the prime minister, John Dalli proceeded to cover up his involvement by colluding with the police and others to frame Joseph Ellul Grech.
On bringing charges against Joseph Ellul Grech, John Dalli and the Police summoned eighteen (18) prosecution witnesses. Details are explained in the “Witness Court Attendance Analysis” below.
It is evident that PC956 Andrew Caruana purposely withheld his report as he did not submit it to the court until 9th July 2003, twenty-one months after it was written. The defendant had started legal proceedings against the Attorney General and the Police Commissioner because it was suspected that the investigation was being purposely delayed. This raises serious questions and confirms that PC956 Andrew Caruana colluded with others to delay the proceedings. That implicates him seriously in the frame up. The dates on the court transcripts are very damming.
At the time EU Commissioner John Dalli had made many public statements promising that the persons responsible would be caught no matter how long it takes or how much it would cost as long as it was the Tax Payer who was footing the bill.
It took almost (4) four years for the legal authorities to conclude the case against Joseph Ellul Grech. During this period a maximum of (30) thirty hours of court time was used. The defendant was summoned approximately (23) twenty-three times, breaching the defendants HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS. THAT IS VERY NASTY.
Ivan Formosa’s witness is the most professional of all the prosecution witnesses and the most damming. While the prosecution witnesses (John Dalli, Assistant Commissioner Michael Cassar and Inspector Raymond Cremona) stated there were thousands of letters, other prosecution witnesses had no idea of the amounts.
In his report Ivan Formosa accounts for a total of 1, 671 letters. Mr. Formosa submitted his report to the court on the 14th March 2000. On the 16th March 2000 an article published in the Nazzjon newspaper claimed that 20, 000 letters were in police possession. The next day another article was published confirming that the paper was reliably informed of this and accused the Labour Party of sending the anonymous letters. In his witness, Dalli had suggested that “a large political organisation” could have been involved.
In his report Ivan Formosa confirms that all the evidence points to EU Commissioner John Dalli. He COLLUDED with the police and others to frame Joseph Ellul Grech to cover up HIS involvement in THE Daewoo scandal. John Dalli had the motive and resources to put into action such a despicable and deceitful criminal act.
Fingerprint expert PC956 Andrew Caruana always claimed that there were thousands to purposely prolong the proceedings.
The purchase of Gaffarena’s interest in the business must have been the strangest and most unethical way of conducting business. There was no realisation of assets or audited accounts available to ascertain the value of the business. In reality the business never produced or submitted audited accounts to the bank or the authorities as required by law during the years the business was trading. Part of the funds to buy Gaffarena’s interest were raised through loans and overdraft facilities amounting to €37 million through BOV (Bank of Valletta).
Allegedly John Dalli also received a cash backhander of Lm500, 000 (€1.2 million) (evidence to support this is available).
July 1998 John Dalli terminates his consultancy and starts to campaign for the general election.