Day: August 1, 2018

PN’s media house called me a liar even as it lied

PN’s media house called me a liar even as it lied

“Il-blogger Manuel Delia mgiddeb” screams the Net headline giving me half my professional title presumably because I’m still unworthy of the prefix ‘biċċa’. In reporting a letter to this website from the party’s new lawyer Vince Galea, Net TV reports that I lied to my readers saying the PN Parliamentary Group voted in favour of …

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Jaqueline Alexander denied bail by Panama Court and detained as part of organised crime and money laundering investigation

Jaqueline Alexander denied bail by Panama Court and detained as part of organised crime and money laundering investigation

Jaqueline Alexander was denied bail by a special Panama court while investigations into her involvement in money laundering are underway. The Egrant inquiry has relied on Jaqueline Alexander’s statement filed in Panama itself in order to refute the credibility of the documentary evidence presented to the inquiry that suggests that Michelle Muscat owned the secret …

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Earth vs Martin Scicluna

Earth vs Martin Scicluna

There isn’t much substance to Martin Scicluna’s article of today. He quips that any examination of the small fraction of the Egrant inquiry is the work of loony flat-earthers. He is amused by his joke and spends the next 1,000 words laughing at it. Incidentally, flat-earthers are people who take what they see at face …

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Mossack Fonseca’s rigour with signatures

Mossack Fonseca’s rigour with signatures

The Egrant inquiry dismissed documentation showing Michelle Muscat’s alleged ownership of Egrant on the basis of declarations by a former Mossack Fonseca employee about the signatures appearing on it. Mossack Fonseca was notoriously indifferent to the signatures appearing on documents it processed. Consider the case of a Slovenian inspector who lost his job when a …

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How Mossack Fonseca recruited fake owners of companies really owned by the criminal and the corrupt

How Mossack Fonseca recruited fake owners of companies really owned by the criminal and the corrupt

The big question still unanswered by the published fraction of the Egrant inquiry is, who owns Egrant? Documentation that may or may not have come by Aaron Bugeja cannot convincingly answer that. Indeed if he were convinced by any of it he’d have said so in the inquiry conclusions. But crucially nor can the testimony …

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Jaqueline Alexander signed a power of attorney for a client who had been dead 500 days

Jaqueline Alexander signed a power of attorney for a client who had been dead 500 days

Jaqueline Alexander, whose response to a request from Aaron Bugeja’s inquiry into the ownership of Egrant, has been relied upon to disprove the validity of documents suggesting Michelle Muscat owned the secret Panama company, in 2015 signed a Power of Attorney in favour of a man who had at the time been dead almost two …

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REPLY: PN’s lawyer Vince Galea replies on cannabis cultivation story

REPLY: PN’s lawyer Vince Galea replies on cannabis cultivation story

As is customary on this blog, replies are carried without comment. This was sent in last night by Vince Galea in response to a story I published here a few days ago. The Leader of the Nationalist Party and the Nationalist Party have been and are still against the cultivation of Cannabis in our country. …

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