A court has declared Enemalta’s former chief projects officer not guilty of corruption charges this afternoon,
Ray Ferris, 53 of Sliema, hugged family members – and his lawyer, Veronique Dalli – after walking outside the courtroom as a free man, acquitted of all charges.
Ferris had been accused by State witness George Farrugia of receiving three gifts of silver from the oil trader.
In a judgement over 100 pages long, Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera ruled that the defendant’s testimony was more believeable when measured against the facts, in that he not had gone to George Farrugia’s office for Christmas drinks, but had bumped into him in the street. It did not appear that Ferris had accepted to participate in any discussion about tenders with third parties at any point, said the magistrate.
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