PN denies claims it was offered money to stop Casa from getting re-elected

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Partit Nazzjonalista has denied allegations that it was offered money to stop the re-election of MEP David Casa.

The PN said that it was never “offered, or received any payment to block the election of its candidates in European Parliament or any other elections”.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, Partit Nazzjoanlista reacted to a sworn testimony by state witness Melvin Theuma who said that he recalled murder suspect Yorgen Fenech saying that he once offered money to the PN to ensure that Casa was not re-elected.

Fenech had reportedly told Theuma that Casa was hounding him over the Dubai based company 17 Black. Theuma told the board of inquiry that he did not know what it was but knew there was something bad with 17 Black.

Partit Nazzjonalista said that it categorically denied this allegation.

MEP and European Parliament Quaestor David Casa has recently written to the European Commission requesting that the United Arab Emirates is added to the EU’s list of countries with weak anti-money laundering regimes.

In his letter, to the European Commission Executive Vice President Dombrovskis, David Casa stated that investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated to stop her from exposing high-level corruption and money laundering.