The Malta Independent 22 July 2019, Monday

Italian man admits to spraying graffiti on Valletta walls

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 15:00 Last update: about 11 days ago

A man has been accused of daubing graffiti with the word “Kotone” on walls all over Valletta.

37-year-old Italian national Cesare Citriniti from Swieqi appeared in the dock before magistrate Nadine Lia on Thursday, accused of damaging cultural property and residential facades in the capital city.

Inspector Priscilla Caruana Lee told the court that the man had been apprehended after being identified from CCTV.

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He pleaded guilty, shrugging. The magistrate informed the accused that he had every right to plead not guilty.

The court solemnly explained the consequences of his plea, which included the possibility of prison and a large fine, before granting him time to reconsider.

The accused repeated his guilty plea.

The court ordered that a presentencing report be drawn up.

He was granted bail in the interim against a deposit of €3000 and a personal guarantee of €10,000.

Lawyer Graziella Tanti assisted the accused as legal aid.

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