John Caruana - His Witness


This is the translation of prosecution witness John Caruana Electoral Office Officer. It is as true to the court-recorded transcript as possible.

Magistrates Court
Magistrate Dr. Noel Cuschieri LL.D

Today 2nd December 1999

Police Inspector Raymond Cremona


Joseph Ellul Grech

John Caruana son of the late Paul
Born in Naxxar and resides in Mosta
In Maltese and under oath in the presence of the defendant.

Magistrate:    Where do you work and what is your position?

J. Caruana:   I work at the Electoral Office as Assistant Principle. We received instructions from Inspector Cremona to confirm where the honourable Dalli lived in the following years 1987, 1990, 1994. According to the research made at the office it results that October 1987 the honourable Dalli lived at Lorenzo Gafa Street, Zebbug.

Defence:     Although you have that registered that does not mean in reality that he lived there?

J. Caruana:     No that is where he was officially registered as living.

Magistrate:     The witness is exhibiting a photocopy of the electoral register of October 1994, one of October 1990 the other of October 1987 these are being marked by the court as doc RV1, RV2 and RV3.

Defence:     Meaning the information you gave us is who was a registered voter at that address. Is that correct?

J. Caruana:   Exactly.

Defence:      Do you have any information who was registered at 272 Main Street Balzan? You did look into that?

Magistrate:            He is saying that he registered there in 1994 then he has in 1987 and in 1990 however the witness is saying that he cannot verify if he lived at the address he was registered.

Cross-examination reserved.

This is the substance of witness John Caruana as dictated by him.

I declare that I transcribed faithfully, honestly and according to the transcript witness tape.

Ivan Ghio.


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