Marlene Mizzi sues David Casa for libel over misappropriation claim

Casa referred to the fact that Mizzi had previously told the media that she rents out an office rent-free from her daugher

Labour MEP Marlene Mizzi has sued David Casa for libel over comments implying she was pocketing EU funds
Labour MEP Marlene Mizzi has sued David Casa for libel over comments implying she was pocketing EU funds

Labour MEP Marlene Mizzi has filed a defamation case against Nationalist Party MEP David Casa over an article published in Malta in which she says he made defamatory remarks in her regard

The article, titled ‘Casa’s former aide says EP salaries were inflated’, said that Casa had referred the fact that Mizzi was leasing her offices from her own daughter with needing to pay implying that she pocketed the EP funds allocated to her for renting an office.

Responding to questions by MaltaToday regarding his office’s expenses, Casa pointed his finger at Labour MEPs who he said were “not accounting for one cent of their EP budgets”.

Casa referred to an MEP who was leasing her properties from her daughter “payment free, necessarily implying these funds are pocketed”.

Responding to the article, Mizzi took to Twitter, calling Casa a “sleazy dishonest liar”.

“You are sinking in serious scandal and you are trying to bring others down with you. You picked the wrong person to throw dirt at. This will not stop here,” the MEP wrote in one of a series of tweets.

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