Degiorgio brothers want “FBI opinions” removed from case

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A lawyer representing the Degiorgio brothers in the case of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination asked the court to remove “opinions” stated by the FBI from the records of the case.

In court on Wednesday Dr William Cuschieri resumed his preliminary pleas to the Bill of Indictment in the murder case against Alfred Degiorgio, George Degiorgio, and Vince Muscat.

Cuschieri, representing the Degiorgios, objected to the “opinions” expressed by FBI, Europol, and Netherlands experts. He said that since these weren’t limited to facts they should be removed from the records of the case.

Cuschieri also objected to the gathering of phone records from service providers. He argued that the law used to allow this has been superseded by newer laws rendering the old ones null.

The case continues.

Deputy Attorney General Philip Galea Farrugia appeared on behalf of the prosecution. Dr Jason Azzopardi appeared on behalf of the victim’s family. Dr William Cuschieri assisted the Degiorgio brothers. Dr Marc Sant assisted Vincent Muscat.

Two of those accused of blowing up Daphne Caruana Galizia have argued that a draft Council of Europe report presumed their guilt as a fact.