In the case of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist murdered in Malta, a former minister is said to have paid a killer 350,000 euros, according to a witness. A middleman of the murder made a corresponding statement yesterday in court. The witness claimed that this money came from ex-Secretary of the Economy Chris Cardona.
The politician, on the other hand, told the Times of Malta that the statement was false. A businessman accused of complicity in the attack is said to have paid for the murder.
Killed with car bomb
Caruana Galizia, a blogger who wrote about politics and corruption, was blown up in a car bomb in October 2017. Three men are accused of carrying out the attack. The businessman Yorgen Fenech, who had good contacts in the government at the time, has been indicted since December. The accused reject the allegations. The witness is said to have been promised pardon for statements.
Against the background of the case, the government was changed and Malta got a new prime minister in early 2020.