Despite urgency request, appeals in Panama Papers inquiry will be heard on 16 August

Despite Opposition Leader Simon Busuttil’s request for the case to be heard with urgency, the appeals filed by Joseph Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi after a magistrate gave his go-ahead for a Panama Papers inquiry will only be heard in two weeks’ time.

Last week a magistrate accepted Busuttil’s request for an investigation on whether Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri, among others, broke money laundering laws when opening secret companies in Panama.

The request had also called to investigate Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. It also covers Nexia BT’s Brian Tonna and Karl Cini, Kasco Limited employee Malcolm Scerri

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