Notary Sandro Schembri Adami was today handed his fifth suspended jail term after he admitted before a court of misappropriation of €73,292 belonging to 16 people. He admitted he had collected the money from the people as duties on property transfers but did not transfer the money to the government.

In some cases the people concerned had to re-pay the taxes in order to have their property deals concluded.

The court gave Dr Schembri Adami six months to pay the money back and imposed a two year jail term suspended for four years after noting that he had a clean criminal record when the case was taken to court.

Dr Schembri Adami was also given a general perpetual interdiction. He had also been interdicted following the other cases.

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