The Head of Customer Care at OPM, Sandro Craus, will neither resign nor suspend himself despite the reveal that he provided Melvin Theuma, the middleman in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, with a no-work government job days after he had arranged the price for the murder.
Speaking to Lovin Malta, Craus said that he would actually be taking “legal advice” on Theuma’s testimony. However, he refused to answer a simple yes or no question as to whether he gave Theuma a job or not.
On his way into Castille, Craus told The Times of Malta that he always did his job correctly.
Net News reported that Craus, who is the Mayor of Rabat, told PN Local Councillors of the town that he wouldn’t because nobody told him to.
Asked to explain himself, Craus said that he was loyal to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.
Yesterday in court, Theuma revealed that a few days after arranging the price for the assassination (€150,000), Fenech called him in order to tell him to expect a call from Craus.
Craus informed Theuma that he had a meeting with Keith Schembri, in what was his first-ever visit to the Office of the Prime Minister.
Keith Schembri greeted Theuma on the steps of Castille and took him inside of its iconic halls. This was when the infamous photo of the pair was taken.
He was then given a no-work government job with the Family Ministry as a messenger/driver within the Housing Maintenance and Embellishment Company.
“I still have no idea what that job was,” Theuma said.
Starting on 1st May 2017, Theuma received three or four monthly cheques, stopping around two months after the 2017 election.