MALTA: CIVIL SERVICE HEAD DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM CONSUL-GENERAL BROTHER’S MONEY LAUNDERING ARRAIGNMENT

On 16 August, Malta Independent reported that the head of the civil service, the Principal Permanent Secretary, Mario Cutajar, has distanced himself from his brother’s arraignment on money laundering charges. His brother was the consul-general at Malta’s consulate in Shanghai, Aldo Cutajar, 55.  Police said that some €500,000 in cash had been found during a raid on his home in Naxxar and there were between $300,000 and $400,000 in an account in his name in Dubai. He and Aldo’s wife, Isabel, were charged with the same offences of money laundering. Both pleaded not guilty. It is reported that Aldo Cutajar had a previous conviction for misappropriating public funds and the court had said that he should not be employed in the civil service again,

https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2020-08-16/local-news/Civil-service-head-distances-himself-from-brother-s-money-laundering-arraignment-6736226155

https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/government-official-to-face-money-laundering-charges.812235

https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/court_and_police/104207/malta_consul_in_shanghai_arraigned_over_500000_cash_trove_at_home#.XzkuAKeSmM8

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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