It was on 13th December 2013 when Daphne Caruana Galizia published a blog titled: “That Carol Peralta faced impeachment should have been and should certainly now be an essential part of every news story about him.” She wrote:
“Magistrate Carol Peralta faced impeachment by parliament under prime minister Fenech Adami in the early 1990s.
One of the reasons was the fact that he was and possibly still is a Freemason. He was at the time a member of the Leinster Lodge which met at Villa Blye in Paola.
The other reasons which I would say are more significant still were alleged crimes of violence against a woman and forcing her to abort his child.
These facts should be part of every news story about him. It is because they are not because possibly even today’s reporters never knew or have forgotten that this man has been allowed to get away with so much.
So much for the tick-tock clock.
Here’s more background. Carol Peralta wasn’t a Mintoffian. He switched to rooting for the Labour Party back then in the early 1990s out of anger at the attempt to have him impeached which turned into hatred for the Nationalist Party.
Why was he appointed to the bench at all by the incoming Nationalist government of the late 1980s? He was handpicked by Guido de Marco who was the Minister for Justice and the Police.
That Carol Peralta faced impeachment should have been and should certainly now be an essential part of every news story about him.”