Busuttil will summon 17 Black e-mail author Cini to testify

Former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil has vowed to summon Nexia BT’s Karl Cini to testify in a libel case linked to the Panama Papers and 17 Black.

In an e-mail to Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca, Mr Cini had said 17 Black would send up to $2 million to the companies owned by the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Keith Schembri, and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi.

Mr Cini had been summoned to testify in a libel suit by Dr Mizzi against Dr Busuttil but, a few days ago, the minister unexpectedly decided to drop all libel proceedings he had initiated linked to the Panama Papers.

Read: ‘I was damn right. Konrad Mizzi is corrupt’: Busuttil says as minister drops libel cases

Dr Mizzi has testified in court he had absolutely no link to 17 Black.

In comments to the Times of Malta, Dr Busuttil said Mr Cini’s testimony was crucial

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