Daphne Caruana Galizia murder suspect Yorgen Fenech should be granted a presidential pardon or reduced sentence if he would be able to help unravel an entire criminal network in Malta’s political system, PN local councillor Mark Anthony Sammut has suggested.
“The sale of Enemalta, the sale of the BWSC, the study over a link between Malta and Gozo…millions between Malta and China, toward MaltaAndChinaBridge (Macbridge), which like 17 Black was set to transfer €5,000 to Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri.”
“What we know about Electrogas so far is just the beginning. If Yorgen Fenech is the key to uncovering an entire mafia network, some kind of pardon or reduced sentence should be reconsidered if he cooperates and leads to their capture.”
“Despite the pain of seeing someone who seems to be a crucial pawn in a plot to kill a mother not pay the full price of what he did, I believe that much greater justice will be done to Daphne Caruana Galizia if instead of catching one pawn, the whole of web of criminals in power is held to account. And all the millions these projects took are returned to the people.
Court sittings have revealed that Fenech had offered to provide substantial information of a “mafia network” in Maltese politics to police upon his arrest last November in connection with the assassination. However, it seems discussions stopped there, with the police yet to investigate or inquire over Fenech’s claims.
Macbridge, a Dubai-based company, was listed by financial services firm Nexia BT as a target client of Mizzi’s and Schembri’s Panama companies. Yorgen Fenech’s 17 Black, also based in Dubai, was the other target client.
A report by the FIAU found that 17 Black had received at least three payments – one of €161,000 from a local agent for the tanker supplying gas to the LNG power station and two separate payments amounting to €1.1 million from Baratzada through ABLV Bank.
Recently it was revealed that 17 Black was also used so Fenech could pocket millions through Enemalta’s purchase of a Montenegrin wind farm, a scandal which prompted the Labour Party to overwhelmingly vote Mizzi out.
The identity of Macbridge is yet to be revealed. However, MP Jason Azzopardi has claimed that the entire cabinet was made aware in December 2019.