Day: July 25, 2018

Top comment: Why is this specific inquiry beyond question?

Top comment: Why is this specific inquiry beyond question?

Sent in by Santana on the drama about the publication of the Egrant inquiry report. Procès-verbaux have been questioned in court cases and partially or completely discredited before. Court experts appointed by inquiring magistrates have been grilled in court. Magistrates have concluded investigations which then had to be opened again. This begs the question: Why …

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Paper trail anyone?

Paper trail anyone?

Rhetorical question alert. Are reconstituted versions of the shreds in these bags left outside the Nexia BT offices in March 2016 around the time we first heard of Egrant part of the missing 1450 pages of the inquiry report? Perhaps Kasco Ltd helped the Magistrate sellotape the strands back after they collected the bags that …

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AG tells Adrian Delia he won’t let him see the Egrant report

AG tells Adrian Delia he won’t let him see the Egrant report

The Attorney General has turned down Adrian Delia’s request to see Aaron Bugeja’s inquiry report on Egrant in full. Quite apart from the fact that this underlines the absurd haste with which Adrian Delia bought into Joseph Muscat’s interpretation of things while he was being denied and is still being denied access to the facts. …

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GUEST POST: Still a fool’s paradise

GUEST POST: Still a fool’s paradise

The author of this piece has been on this website before. Here’s the link to his first commentary. And here’s his comment today: Still a Fool’s Paradise This morning I awoke with the thought of accepting for one moment that the Prime Minister was a totally honourable man who truly had no intention of being …

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Operación Canadá: Here’s an episode of tax fraud Jacqueline Alexander was involved in when working at Mossack Fonseca

Operación Canadá: Here’s an episode of tax fraud Jacqueline Alexander was involved in when working at Mossack Fonseca

Remember how many stories were planted all over the place on Maria Efimova to discredit her as a witness and turned out to be false? Do you remember the prime minister himself saying she was likely a spy for the Russian secret service working on their behalf to destabilise the government and the country? And …

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Rashomon

Rashomon

That’s a word in Japanese that is also the title of an early Akira Kurosawa. If you haven’t learnt this about me yet, you should know I allow people to make fun of me at parties because I watch black-and-white movies with subtitles. Kurosawa’s Rashomon tells the story of a rape and murder from the …

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GUEST POST: Take your fight elsewhere …

GUEST POST: Take your fight elsewhere …

As I often repeat, this website is open to the contributions of people who have different views from mine, as long as expressed with decency and there is some compelling logic to them. The below was sent in by someone known to me but who must, for professional reasons, remain anonymous. I’m not sure his …

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Jacqueline Alexander’s signature

Jacqueline Alexander’s signature

Yesterday I uploaded a French TV video of a journalistic investigation in Panama into the hired directors on companies registered in Panama by Mossack Fonseca. That documentary focused on Laetitia Montoya when of course the name at the heart of the Egrant inquiry is Jacqueline Alexander. Here’s a Spanish TV feature investigating the practice of signatures-for-hire …

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Top Comment: Mossack Fonseca and Jacqueline Alexander’s signatures

Top Comment: Mossack Fonseca and Jacqueline Alexander’s signatures

Sent in by Edward Mallia in the discussion about the ‘fake signature’ story. I’m putting it here as well because no one should miss this: I am not sure of this business of “copies” of signatures. According to the book The Panama Papers, which mentions the Leticia Montoya of the French video, on p.173 there …

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