Busuttil hints at financial interest in seeking recusal of Panama Papers Judge

There could be a remote financial interest at stake, and which could influence the decisions of Judge Antonio MIzzi if he were to preside over a Panama Papers case, former Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil told the Constitutional Court today.

Referring to the fact that Judge Mizzi is married to MEP Marlene Mizzi, Busuttil said that “this fact alone means that there is a difficulty for the judge to continue with the case. Even if she never spoke of the case, the fact that they are married creates a difficulty.”

“Remote as it may be, there could be a financial interest,” he told Judge Joseph Zammit Mackeon, explaining that the honorarium given to Mizzi by her position is not an insignificant one, but could amount to €100,000 a year.  He pointed out that there was a community of acquests between the couple.

Busuttil filed the constitutional case in October 2017 after Judge Mizzi

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