The following is a simplified version of what Matthew Caruana Galizia said at the inquiry. Matthew Caruana Galizia said:
Matthew Caruana Galizia said:
- Consider as suspicious the several attempts by the government to stymie the inquiry.
- OPM staff Craus and Schembri embezzled public funds to give ‘middleman’ Theuma fake job.
- Schembri and Camilleri were leaking information as they were possibly present in meetings with Police and Civil Service.
- There is a ‘possibility’ that Yorgen Fenech wanted Daphne dead because he knew she was investigating Konrad Mizzi, Keith Schembri, the Panama connections, 17 Black and SOCAR.
- Commissioner of Police was the one who most failed to take the action required within his remit.
- The police never charged Fenech, Mizzi, Robert Agius (tal-Maksar) and Schembri despite the evidence.
- Common elements were Ian Abdilla who was presiding over the Economic Crimes Unit and AG Peter Grech who had to prioritize his loyalty to certain people over investigations.
- Insisted that Ian Abdilla, all police commissioners from John Rizzo to Lawrence Cutajar.
- The worst threat was when Chris Cardona froze her bank accounts’.
- Up to 2013, there were frequent police patrols and there was a fixed point outside her house.
- The threats against his mother intensified, including Bedingfield’s blog, as well as harassment by the police and being assaulted physically and verbally on the streets as in the case of the mayor of Zurrieq Natius Farrugia.
- She feared for her safety but did not discuss if she had asked for protection. Commissioner Rizzo maintained contact with Daphne to ensure that she was fine, subsequent commissioners did not.
- It was as though everyone my mother investigated, Konrad Mizzi, Chris Cardona, Silvio Debono, Keith Schembri, formed a constellation of interests directed towards shutting my mother up.
- I feel like they are frying me alive, Daphne told her sons.
- Daphne was working on leaks from Electrogas which worried Yorgen Fenech.
- The Authorities became aware of 17 Black and Macbridge in 2016.