Maltese governor pleads not guilty to fraud

Prosecutors allege Scicluna failed to challenge suspect hospital deal while finance minister

Central Bank of Malta governor Edward Scicluna
Edward Scicluna
European Central Bank

The governor of the Central Bank of Malta pleaded not guilty to fraud and other financial crimes in a court hearing on May 29.

Edward Scicluna is facing charges of fraud and illicit enrichment over the government’s handling of a private hospital contract while he was finance minister. Scicluna is one of a group of 14 defendants whom prosecutors say committed “less serious crimes” connected with the hospitals. All those defendants pleaded not guilty to all charges.

One of the defendants

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