From my article in The Sunday Times today:

“Yorgen Fenech, whom the state believes, but has yet to prove at trial, ordered the murder of a journalist, is still in possession of his assets.

“No one in Malta has moved to take away from him the Portomaso complex, the Hilton Hotel, the Mrieħel towers or even his ranch and stables where he plotted with police bosses and politicians or, at least, the portion of those assets that was funded by profits from any unlawful activities. He still owns his share of a power station and a water-tight public contract connected to it, which the state believes he bribed to acquire and murdered to keep.

“How can we speak of a social reuse of seized mafiosi assets in a country that allows mafiosi, or suspected ones, to profit from their assets even while in jail awaiting trial?”

Read the full article here.