German police to deliver Panama Papers to Maltese magistrate

German police will pass on a cache of Panama Papers data to the magistrate leading the inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, German sources told MaltaToday.

The information will be handed over by the German federal crime police (BKA) to Magistrate Anthony Vella, who will evaluate the data for any possible links to the Caruana Galizia murder.

However, MaltaToday has learnt that for a thorough inquiry into Panama Papers it is very likely Vella will pass on the information to another magistrate.

Former energy minister Konrad Mizzi and the Prime Minister’s chief-of-staff Keith Schembri had been mentioned in Panama Papers after they opened offshore companies in the Central American state soon after the 2013 election.

MaltaToday was informed that Vella is likely to emulate what magistrate Aaron Bugeja did earlier this year at the height of the election campaign.

Bugeja was investigating

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