The Malta Independent 25 February 2020, Tuesday

Former judge says nobody spoke to him about bail for Degiorgio brothers

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 09:30 Last update: about 13 days ago

Former judge Antonio Mizzi has declared that nobody ever approached him and nobody ever spoke to him regarding the two requests for bail submitted by the Degiorgio brothers.

Mizzi issued a statement via his lawyer Stephen Tonna Lowell after media reports concerning a recorded conversation between Yorgen Fenech and Melvin Theuma. Fenech is accused with complicity in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, while Theuma was granted immunity to provide details on the plot. The Degiorgio brothers are accused, together with Vince Muscat, of carrying out the murder.

In court a few days ago, Theuma testified that "Yorgen Fenech claimed that (Keith) Schembri, at the prime minister’s (Joseph Muscat) behest, had approached former judge Antonio Mizzi to arrange for bail to be given to the three accused".

Mizzi denies being approached.

His statement says that he requested to submit a voluntary declaration to the prosecuting officers in the case The Police vs Yorgen Fenech, and was made during a meeting held with inspectors Keith Arnaud and Kurt Zahra.

Judge Mizzi had denied the two requests for bail on 7 August 2018 and 2 October 2018.

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