MALTESE COURT REJECTS PANAMA PAPERS INVESTIGATION INTO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

OCCRP on 10th January reported that Malta’s Court of Appeals has revoked a magistrate’s order for an inquiry into allegations of money laundering by government officials revealed in the Panama Papers, claiming “hacked” documents cannot be used as evidence, and dismissed claims as unproven “speculation”.  The decision overturns a magistrate’s decision in July 2017 ordering an inquiry into possible money laundering by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, former energy minister Konrad Mizzi, chief of staff Keith Schembri, and 4 businessmen.

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/9098-maltese-court-rejects-panama-papers-investigation

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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