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Maltes Couple Admit To Gambling €35K Raised For Son With Cancer

couple gamble money raised for son with cancer

The parents of a youngster with cancer revealed in court that they had stolen money from their own son and from other people who had donated to his medical expenses.


Ryan Debattista, 31, and Nicole Bezzina, 27, who live in Mosta, were accused of money laundering as well as making a dishonest gain of more than 5,000 euros on May 18, 2022, and in the years before that, at the expense of their son and others.

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Separate charges of accepting stolen property and violating a two-year probation term were brought against Ryan Debattista on January 6, 2021.


During their arraignment before Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech, the couple admitted to these offences.