Two of the alleged murderers of Daphne Caruana Galizia have been granted bail in money laundering proceedings but they will still remain behind bars, having been repeatedly denied bail in the murder case.
Mr Justice Giovanni Grixti observed that the bail application filed by the co-accused brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio on March 29 merited being upheld since all the prosecution witnesses had testified in the compilation proceedings still ongoing before the Magistrates’ Court.
Mr Justice Grixti said the Attorney General’s preoccupation as to the untrustworthiness of the accused needed to be supported by a degree of evidence, even to a minimum degree.
George Degiorgio’s partner, Anca Adelina Pop, had been granted bail in the same proceedings in July.
The two Degiorgio brothers and Ms Pop had all allegedly lived a lavish lifestyle, owning cars and pleasure boats, while claiming to be unemployed, the court has heard.
The investigation into Ms Caruana Galizia’s murder, involving scrutiny of the accused’s banking transactions and the money they had, had sparked off the suspicions of their involvement in money laundering activities.
The Degiorgio brothers were granted bail by…