The lawyer who successfully negotiated a pardon for self-confessed assassin Vince Muscat has renounced his brief.
Muscat has been granted a presidential pardon in relation to his role in the murder of lawyer Carmal Chircop and has also been granted a reduced sentence in the Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination after agreeing to cooperate with the police.
Muscat is still to stand trial over his alleged role in the 2010 botched HSBC heist.
According to the Times of Malta, Sant renounced his brief after deciding to step away from criminal law.
He had most recently been critical of the authorities, who he said were sitting on yet another pardon request by Muscat in order to protect prominent individuals.
Koħħu has promised to reveal the identity of high-ranking government officials who he claims were involved in the 2010 attempted robbery, namely OPM Minister Carmelo Abela and former Economy Minister Chris Cardona.
This isn’t the first time Muscat has been forced to look for a new lawyer. In fact, Sant took over the brief from Arthur Azzopardi back in October 2019, when he had also stepped away.
Muscat’s testimony and cooperation with the police have proved to be invaluable to the police, and have resulted in significant progress in both the Caruana Galizia and Chircop cases.
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