Sunday, May 2, 2021

Murder on Malta: "New evidence links former police officer to Daphne murder leaks"

When all is said and done I would not be surprised if Italian mobsters, Azerbaijani kleptocrats and that Josef Mifsud guy all make an appearance.

From the Times of Malta, May 2:

Raymond Aquilina seen walking into Cremona’s office in 2019

Police surveillance and intercepted phone calls back up suspicions that a former police superintendent leaked sensitive details of the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder investigation.

Sources said Ray Aquilina had been spotted walking into the Qormi office of Johann Cremona a number of times during police surveillance operations in the summer of 2019.  

Cremona is a business associate of Yorgen Fench and is believed to have acted as an interlocutor between the alleged murder conspirator, self-confessed middleman Melvin Theuma, and former OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri.

An ongoing investigation into suspected leaks is also understood to have secured damning phone intercepts that back up investigators’ theory that Aquilina was supplying parties to the murder with insider information.

Aquilina, who used to head the police’s anti-money laundering unit, is believed to have leaked details of a money laundering investigation into Theuma prior to his arrest. 

The former officer, who has since resigned from the corps, is separately the subject of an ongoing money laundering and graft investigation himself, sources said.....


If interested, the March 1st post "Hitman Pleads Guilty in Maltese Journalist’s Murder"

I missed this when it first came out. There are people on Malta and on the mainland who think this goes a lot deeper than the three arrested....

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