The article written by Mark Anthony Falzon entitled ‘Money, crime and protection’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 15), contains a misrepresentation of facts insofar as concerns the mention of Lombard Bank.

The inferences made are factually incorrect. This is corroborated by the evidence tendered in the criminal proceedings currently pending before the Criminal Court/s against Anca Adelina Pop.

Lombard Bank invariably conducts its business in accordance with and in observance of all its regulatory and licencing requirements.