Left: PD leader Godfrey Farrugia, Right: Opposition leader Adrian Delia
Partit Demokratiku has emailed Adrian Delia, asking that he suspend himself as Opposition leader in light of reports that he is being investigated by police for alleged money laundering.
“In light of the police’s money laundering investigation, in which you are involved, I urge you to suspend yourself from the constitutional role of Opposition leader,” the small party’s leader Godfrey Farrugia and fellow PD MP Marlene Farrugia wrote in an email. “We thank you in advance.”
The Times of Malta reported today that police are investigating Delia for alleged money laundering from a Soho prostitution ring in the early 2000s, claims that were first published by the late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Police sources told The Times that an intelligence report compiled by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), recommending a criminal investigation into alleged laundering of dirty money, was handed to them in March.
Delia has vehemently denied the allegations and suggested Castille may have leaked the story to The Times in an attempt to cover up the 17 Black reports. He said he hasn’t been contracted by the police in connection with this investigation over the past nine months and has challenged the police commissioner to immediately interrogate him about the allegations.