Is the Italian mafia involved in Daphne’s assassination? – Cassola

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Independent candidate Prof. Arnold Cassola has raised the question on whether Italian mafia is also involved in the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and questioned if the local Police are investigating this possibility.

In a press statement issued on Sunday, Cassola mentioned how Italian News agency ANSA is reporting that a businessman from Palmi in Calabria, Roberto Recordare, was placed under investigation in Italy on Friday on suspicion of planning to launder some €136 billion for Italy’s three main mafias, ‘Ndrangheta in Calabria, Cosa Nostra in Sicily and the Camorra in Campania.

On Saturday, Newsbook.com.mt reported how the businessman is the owner of two companies in Malta, Golem Malta Limited and Recordare Holding Limited. Both companies have registered offices in Ħaż-Żebbuġ and Birkirkara.

According to the phone taps in which Recordare was caught threatening the life of Giulia Pantano, a prosecutor in Reggio Calabria, he referred to a possible bomb attack. The calls that were intercepted also caught him talking about his interests in Malta.

ANSA reported that Recordare also referred to the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia where he said that “they were still picking up the pieces of her in Malta”.

Caruana Galizia was assassinated in a car bomb outside her family home in Bidnija on 16 October 2017.

“Is Italian mafia also involved in Daphne’s assassination? Will the Maltese police be investigating Recordare’s associates, lawyers, accountants in Malta?” said Prof. Cassola who also addressed Police Commissioner Angelo Gafa’, saying he expects clear answers to these questions.