The Malta Independent 4 December 2020, Friday

Maria Efimova says her husband arrested in Cyprus

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 06:57 Last update: about 17 days ago

Maria Efimova says her husband has been arrested by the Cypriot police.

Efimova is a former employee of Pilatus Bank who claimed that secret company Egrant belonged to Michelle Muscat, the wife of former prime minister Joseph Muscat. A magisterial inquiry did not find any evidence of this.

In a post on Facebook, Efimova said that because of their inability to get to her, “they decided to harm my husband, who has been arrested today under Cypriot warrant”.


Efimova speaks of “ridiculous charges” which Cyprus “tied to press on me three years ago… are now pressed against my husband”.

Last week, Efimova was charged with perjury over the Egrant case. She was not present in the courtroom as she has been on the run for months.

Magistrate Joe Mifsud abstained from hearing the case owing to other pending proceedings against her. 

The case will now return to the court registrar to be assigned to another magistrate. 

Jonathan Ferris, a former FIAU manager, is facing similar accusations.

The corrupt of Malta and Cyprus join forces once again. Unable to get to me, they decided to harm my husband, who has...

Posted by Maria Efimova on Monday, 16 November 2020
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