Two of the suspects in the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia were charged with money laundering on Wednesday, the Times of Malta reported. The brothers claimed to be unemployed, yet lived lavishly with luxury boats and cars.
Investigators had noticed inconsistencies between their finances and lifestyle but George and Alfred Degiorgio, as well as George Degiorgio’s partner Anca Adelina Pop, pleaded not guilty to the money laundering accusations.
The court ordered their assets be frozen, which is an automatic measure in all money laundering cases, according to Malta Today.
Wednesday’s money laundering proceedings were separate from those in which the brothers are accused of last year’s murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, one of the most famous Maltese investigative journalists.
In October 2017, Caruana Galizia was less than a mile from her home in Bidnija when her car