Suspected ‘middleman’ in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder seeks presidential pardon
A man suspected of money laundering crimes has sought a presidential pardon in exchange for revealing who was behind Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder.
The Times of Malta has reported that a man who allegedly served as a ‘middleman’ in the October 2017 assassination on Daphne Caruana Galizia was arrested last Thursday after several days of police surveillance of a money laundering ring to which the man allegedly belongs. Sources told tvm.com.mt that the man is not known to the police but that his involvement has long been suspected.
It was reported that alongside the Maltese Police are Europol experts who confiscated the man’s electronic equipment after obtaining approval from the Magistrate conducting the inquiry into the murder of the journalist.
The newspaper reported that the man is collaborating with the police and sources have indicated the possible involvement of at least two other people involved who have not yet been arrested. The conditions of the presidential pardon are currently being discussed between the Police, the Attorney General and the Prime Minister.
It seems that apart from this person’s testimony, investigators are hoping that the analysis being carried out by Europol on this man’s electronic devices, will uncover more evidence about those involved in the assassination.
It is understood that this person was the one who introduced the mastermind behind the murder to the men who are accused to have carried it out and who also allegedly built the explosive.
In fact, three men have been charged with the murder of Caruana Galizia, brothers Alfred and George Degorgio, along with Vince Muscat. They have been accused of activating the bomb.