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Notary Sandro Schembri Adami jailed

Former Labour MP (and previously Nationalist activist) Notary Sandro Schembri Adami, 48 of Valletta, was today jailed for two years after he failed to return €6,500 he had defrauded from clients.

The notary owes a total of €74,000 to 16 creditors but had pleaded that he could not pay immediately and instead offered to pay by instalments from next summer. He had originally been ordered to pay back the money within six months.

Two of the creditors Victor Borg and Carmelo Borg, who are owed €6,500 refused his offer.

Mr Justice Michael Mallia said that as a result, a suspended two-year jail sentence is being brought immediately into force.

The case goes back to a judgement by Chief Justice Vincent de Gaetano who had warned that the notary had been given five suspended suspended sentences and he would be jailed if conditions were not observed.

Notary Schembri Adami was at the time also interdicted and could not continue to work as a notary.

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