Malta’s Standards Commissioner has been asked to open up an investigation into claims that a Junior Minister pocketed €46,500 for brokering Yorgen Fenech’s attempted purchase of a €3.1 million home in Mdina.
Earlier today, Malta Today and Times of Malta reported how Rosianne Cutajar and her associate Charlie Farrugia split roughly €100,000 for brokering the deal in May 2019, which eventually fell through when Fenech was arrested in connection to the assassination
Cutajar and Farrugia are now being chased by the property’s owner to repay the fee.
The property is owned by Green Eyes Ltd, which are run by Pierre Lofaro. However, the beneficial owner of the property is Joe Camilleri. Lofaro is the husband of Judge Abigail Lofaro, who forms part of the public inquiry linked to the assassination
In a complaint to the Standards Commissioner George Hyzler, Arnold Cassola raised concerns that the cash was undeclared and that this happened well after Fenech was revealed to be the owner of 17 Black, the Dubai-based company linked to alleged multi-million euro government corruption.
Cassola also asked Hyzler to investigate Justice Minister Edward Zammit Lewis, who left crucial incomes from direct orders out of his tax return.
According to a report by the Shift News, Zammit Lewis declared earning close to €67,000 from parliament, despite MPs being paid just over €21,000 a year.
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