Friday, March 20, 2020


The District Judge in the Ali Sadr case has set his Sentencing Date for August 17, 2020 ay 1:00 PM. The fact that this date is five months from now may be due to the Court's recognition that there will be significant delays, due to the impact of the Coronavirus upon the Southern District schedule.The Court also gave the defendant a month to file post-trial motions, which may be due to a two-week moratorium on all but emergency matters, and First Appearances in new criminal cases.

Due to his conviction on multiple counts, we shall wait to see whether Malta's law enforcement and regulatory agencies, which have been strangely silent during the past two years, now take any action against Ali Sadr. The European Union, which has been extremely vocal about corruption and money laundering in Malta, may seize upon the conviction of Ali Sadr, who holds four CBI passports issued by St Kitts & Nevis, to further  pressure Malta to abandon its dodgy CBI program.

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