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Judge says impeachment motion is 'politically motivated'

Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco yesterday described an impeachment motion against him as “politically motivated” because of his political beliefs.

He was testifying in a constitutional case in which he is demanding that two members of the Commission for the Administration of Justice abstain from hearing the impeachment case. They are retired judge Victor Caruana Colombo, and the president of the Chamber of Advocates, Reuben Balzan.

He protested that Dr Balzan was a partner in a law firm with minister Francis Zammit Dimech and also appeared in photos during the election of Simon Busuttil as the PN’s deputy leader.

Judge Caruana Colombo as a member of the same Commission, had taken part in a decision to publicly censure him for having stayed on as president of the Malta Olympic Committee (MOC).

Full story in The Times.

See also http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20121209/local/judge-farrugia-sacco-will-not-resign.448928

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130116/local/farrugia-sacco-seeks-removal-of-two-members-of-the.453386

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