FIAU, Police deny allegations by former investigator

The police have said that all FIAU reports are handled in the same manner

The Police have rejected claims by former FIAU investigator Jonathan Ferris that FIAU reports highlighting suspicious activities by OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri weren’t registered by the police upon receipt.

“If the files are not registered, it is like they do not exist,” Ferris told the Sunday Times of Malta in an interview in which he also challenged the police to provide the reference number of the reports.

However, in a brief statement, the police said the reports in question were handled in the same way as similar cases.

“The Police Force denies the allegations made by Mr Jonathan Ferris and confirms that the files were registered and handled like similar cases,” read the statement.

“Statements made regarding these cases remain valid. The Police Corps has always

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