Investigators wary of premature interrogations without concrete 17 Black ‘evidence’

Police investigators attempting to corroborate information on the offshore company 17 Black in Dubai and its connections to the Panama companies owned by Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi, have yet to collect substantial evidence to call in possible suspects.  

MaltaToday was told by police sources that investigators are yet to corroborate the information publicly revealed on the ownership of 17 Black – the Electrogas shareholder and magnate Yorgen Fenech – before they can establish a reasonable suspicion of criminal intent.   

“If we call in any so called ‘suspect’ without any evidence in hand, their lawyers will simply tell them to up and leave… they will ask us if they are under caution, and without anything concrete in our hand to suggest an attempt at money laundering or bribery, they will not even talk,” the source said.  

Despite having started their inquiries since March 2018, when the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) handed over their file on 17 Black,

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