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Former MP Who Was Awarded Top Maltese Honour Charged With Threatening Police

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Former Labour MP Joe Debono Grech is set to be charged in court for allegedly threatening police officers that he would report them directly to the Prime Minister. 

The 78-year-old former MP was last month granted the National Order of Merit (Gieħ ir-Repubblika), one of Malta’s highest honours, for his services to the country throughout his long tenure as a MP. 

However, MaltaToday and the Times of Malta are now reporting he is set to face an embarrassing court case brought about by his trying to use his political contacts to get his way.

Debono Grech’s case dates back to last summer, when he got into an argument with police officers at the Mġarr port and accused them of not doing their jobs properly. The papers’ sources said he shouted at the police officers and threatened to report him to the Prime Minister.

Debono Grech will now face justice in front of magistrate Joe Mifsud, who would be familiar with the former MP from his time as an official of the Labour Party.

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