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The court will now decide whether sittings can be held in open court (Photos: James Bianchi/MediaToday)

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, outgoing leader of the Opposition Simon Busuttil, tourism minister Konrad Mizzi, OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri and former Allied Newspapers managing director Adrian Hillman gathered in judge Antonio Mizzi’s courtroom this morning as their lawyers prepared to make submissions in seven appeals filed against the launch of an inquiry into money laundering allegations involving high-ranking government officials. 

Today’s sitting before the Court of Criminal Appeal was not open to the public and media. In the last hearing in August, Judge Antonio Mizzi had ordered the press and public out of the courtroom as the Court of Criminal Appeal was about to start hearing submissions in seven appeals.

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