Judge puts off Panama Papers appeal hearing – Times of Malta

Updated 2.20pm – Added PL statement 

Judge Antonio Mizzi has put off a decision as to whether a Panama Papers-related appeal should be heard in open court by one week, after plaintiffs including the Prime Minister said they needed one more week to prepare their arguments.  

The case concerns appeals filed by Joseph Muscat, Keith Schembri, Konrad Mizzi and four others against a magistrate’s decision to investigate whether they broke money-laundering laws.  

Aside from Dr Muscat, Dr Mizzi and Mr Schembri, appeals were also filed by Nexia BT’s Brian Tonna and Karl Cini, as well as Malcolm Scerri and Adrian Hillman. 

In a brief statement outside the law courts, PN MP and lawyer Jason Azzopardi told reporters that a decision as to whether the hearings should be held in open court will now be delivered next week.  

The sitting will take place at 9am on Monday, September 18.