Yorgen Fenech attended at least 26 meetings at Castille between 2013-2017

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Businessman Yorgen Fenech who is being accused of complicity in organising ad financing the murder of Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia attended meetings at Castille for at least 26 times between October 2013 and March 2017.

This information was released by the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation following a Freedom of Information request filed last month. Lovin’Malta had originally reported the visits.

According to the released complete official data, Yorgen Fenech had meetings with the former Chief of Staff at Castille Keith Schembri, with the then Minister Konrad Mizzi, with Minister Michael Farrugia and with Konrad Mizzi’s aide Lindsey Gambin.

Records show that Fenech met Keith Schembri 5 times at Castille during Joseph Muscat’s tenure. Their first meeting recorded at the Prime Minister’s Office was on 28th October 2013 and the last in June 2014.

19 meetings were held with Konrad Mizzi who is the former Minister of Health and Energy and one meeting with Mizzi’s aide in March of 2017.

Then on the 5th of March 2014, Yorgen Fenech met at Castille, Minister Michael Farrugia, who is the former Minister of Home Affairs and National Security. On that same day, Minister Farrugia had informed the Planning Authority to consider Imriehel as an appropriate location for high rise buildings, a project proposed by the Tumas and Gasan groups. The project includes four high rise buildings.

At the time Michael Farrugia served as Parliamentary Secretary responsible from the Planning Authority.

On the 5th of March 2014, Yorgen Fenech entered Castille at 9:27 am and left at 9:53 am.

Later on that same day Fenech met also with Konrad Mizzi.

Yorgen Fenech denied bail again

In the meantime, Yorgen Fenech has been denied bail again after a decree filed late on Tuesday, the courts ordered the arrangements to be made so that the courts can function virtually and the case can continue to be heard.

The request came after the Fenech’s lawyers argued that Fenech is a vulnerable person and this is medically certified. They also argued that circumstances changed since the last compilation ten weeks ago and that Fenech had suffered inhuman and degrading treatment while being held at the Corradino Correction Facility.

Yorgen Fench is pleading not guilty to the charges against him.