Appeal on judge’s recusal on money laundering inquiry now in …

Simon Busuttil (left) is insisting that Antonio Mizzi recuses himself on a case dealing with an investigation on money laundering

A court has started hearing a Constitutional application filed by former PN leader Simon Busuttil, over the recusal of a judge.

Busuttil demanded the recusal of Antonio Mizzi on a request to open an investigation on allegations of money laundering by government officials implicated in the Panama Papers, because Mizzi’s wife is Labour MEP Marlene Mizzi.

Mizzi denied the request, and Busuttil has now filed a constitutional challenge to th decision.

The sitting had barely started when a lawyer from the Office of the Attorney General requested that the appellants in the case before Judge Mizzi – Prime Minister Joseph Muscay, minister Konrad Mizzi, the PM’s chief of staff Keith Schembri, Nexia BT partners Brian Tonna and Karl Cini, Kasco Group employee Malcolm

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