Brothers accused of Daphne Caruana Galizia murder granted bail in money laundering case

The two brothers accused of murdering journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia were granted bail on Friday in a separate case in which they stand charged on money laundering.

Judge Giovanni Grixti has granted bail to Alfred Degiorgio and George Degiorgio, “even though the Attorney General remains concerned about the untrustworthiness of the accused”, according to the ruling. Judge Grixti argued that such concerns “need to be substantiated”.

The two brothers, together with Vincent Muscat, stand accused of the murder of Caruana Galizia on 16 October, 2017. They were arrested in December 2017, but the trial has not yet commenced. The compilation of evidence is still ongoing, with the brothers filing a number of constitutional cases in the process.

The Degiorgios were each granted bail against guarantees of €70,000. This was their second attempt at bail in the money laundering case – Magistrate Joseph Mifsud had granted them bail in October 2018, which was ... read more at: