The Malta Independent 22 May 2019, Wednesday

Pressure group calls on police to investigate 'fresh revelations' on 17 Black

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 14:32 Last update: about 7 months ago

Today the pressure group #occupyjustice lodged a formal report calling on the police to investigate Yorgen Fenech, Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri following fresh revelations about 17 Black last week.

The reports say that Yorgen Fenech, CEO of Tumas group - which in 2013 won the right by the Maltese government to build a 450-million-euro gas power station on the island – is the owner of 17 Black, a Dubai company which has an account at Noor Bank also in Dubai.


In view of the damning revelations last week, Maltese citizens expected resignations on the spot. There were none, the group said. Neither was there any police investigation.

The group called on the Malta Police Force to do its job is and make sure that the law is upheld.

17 Black was listed as the 'Main Clients' and 'Possible Payers/Senders' of Tillgate and Hearnville, the offshore Panamanian companies owned by OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, leaked emails obtained by German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung, and published by the Daphne Project, showed. In reaction to the news story, Schembri had said that 17 Black never became clients of his business group.  Mizzi had also previously said that there is no connection, direct or otherwise, between him, his company or trust, and any entity called 17 Black.
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