Egrant magistrate to request German evidence on Panama handed to Caruana Galizia investigators

The magistrate investigating the Egrant allegations has said he will request evidence passed on by the German federal police to the investigators of the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

The magistrate investigating the Egrant allegations has said he will make a request to the German federal police for an authentic copy of the Panama Papers evidence presented to the investigators of the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder.

Magistrate Aaron Bugeja accepted a accepted a request by Nationalist Party MP Simon Busuttil to take possession of the Malta-related documents on Panama that the German BKA said it had.

Busuttil appeared before the magistrate yesterday to testify on his request.

German police paid €5 million to obtain the cache of documents they intend to use to identify and prosecute German tax evaders. 

The former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil expressed satisfaction at the court decision and said he hoped the information contained within the documents would help ensure justice.  

“It is regretful that the rule of law is being gradually destroyed as seen by the Prime Minister’s meeting with MEPs today, and that the people’s only recourse to justice now lays with the courts.”

Dr Busuttil has also filed similar requests with magistrates Natasha Galea Sciberras and Josette Demicoli, who are investigating money laundering claims related to the prime minister's chief of staff Keith Schembri and similar claims related to Mr Schembri and Adrian Hillman, respectively. 

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