Labour candidates file libel proceedings against Gatt
Labour MP Evarist Bartolo and candidates Manuel Mallia and David Farrugia Sacco have formally filed a complaint to the police asking them to take action for criminal libel against Infrastructure Minister Austin Gatt.
In comments outside Hamrun police station, Mr Bartolo and Dr Mallia said their complaints stemmed from the minister's comments at a press conference where he pointed a finger at them for having possibly created a frame-up against the minister in the oil procurement scandal.
The minister had pointed out that one of the e-mails published in the newspapers had originated from Mr Bartolo's facebook page, and the two lawyers had worked for the Farrugia Family, of which George Farrugia formed part.
Dr Farrugia Sacco said that while he had known that at IT audit had been made of the Farrugias' computers, he was not privy to the information that was revealed. He declined to say who carried out the audit.