Carmen Ciantar, Chris Fearne’s former aide and the CEO of the Foundation for Medical Services, has issued a strong-worded statement after the Malta Police confirmed they “did not find a shred of evidence to substantiate” bribery allegations made against her.
The initial reports had appeared on 31st May almost exclusively on a number of obscure Pakistani news sites and a PR agency, with each website publishing the exact same article word-for-word.
The allegations had centred around Ciantar accepting a substantial bribe from the individuals associated with Vitals Healthcare while the company was negotiating hospital deals with the Maltese government back in 2015, with The Daily Pakistan alleging that funds totalling €443,500 were transferred to Ciantar from Gozo International Medicare Ltd’s account at the Emirates NBD Bank in Dubai.
Now, the Malta Police has confirmed to the recently-reinstated FMS CEO that the serious allegations could not only be substantiated, but have been disproven, leading to today’s powerful statement by Ciantar.
“I received an official communication from the Malta Police confirming what I was verbally told in this regard earlier on,” Ciantar began. “It is a response to my request for an investigation of the serious allegations made about me by anonymous sources in a couple of dubious foreign media outlets.”
“Having ‘exhaustively and thoroughly’ looked at all the facts the Police did not find a shred of evidence to substantiate them,” she continued. “Furthermore, the only conclusion that can be drawn is that these outlets tried to push their story using false, fraudulent and trumped up documents. As I declared from the outset, this was a frame up from beginning to end.”
“Now that the truth has come out, now that the institutions have worked, only one thing remains to be unearthed. Who were the well-funded dark forces who tried to execute this nefarious frame up?”
“Finally, allow me to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who stood by me during this horrible ordeal,” Ciantar finished. “More broadly, it was of great comfort that no one I met, absolutely no one, needed the police to know the truth.”
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