The Egrant magisterial inquiry carried out by Magistrate Aaron Bugeja cost over €1.2 million in professional services.
This was revealed in a parliamentary question today put to the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici by Government MP Clayton Bartolo.
The largest proportion of the costs amounting to just over €1 million were for professional works relating to forensics. Another significant cost was for professional works from a forensic accountant.
Other costs included works done by finance professionals, translations, consultation services and legal services.
The inquiry did not find evidence that the third Panama company belonged to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat or his wife