Panama Papers: AG renouces right to cross-examine Simon Busuttil

The Attorney General has renounced his right to cross-examine former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil in the ongoing Constitutional case filed by the latter in the wake of the Panama Appeals saga.

Dr Busuttil has been facing a legal struggle, since June last year, to ensure that a magisterial decision, giving the green light to an inquiry into alleged breaches of money-laundering laws by several high-profile Maltese figures, would take effect.

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The whole saga had started off in July 2016 when the then PN leader had called upon a Magistrates’ Court to launch an investigation into the revelations emerging from the Panama Papers involving the Prime Minister, his chief of staff and other high profile figures.

Magistrate Ian Farrugia, presiding over the case, had decreed that the prerequisites for an inquiry had been met, thereby giving the go-ahead for the magisterial inquiry

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