While working for the FIAU, investigator Jonathan Ferris found evidence of corruption among high-ranking members of Malta’s government. He informed his superiors and was fired. Now under police protection, he’s filed for whistleblower status.
Could a nation of 450,000 pose a threat to global efforts to track money laundering and enforce economic sanctions? Probes by local magistrates, US prosecutors and EU politicians are all asking the same question.
The brutal murder of reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia ('Panama Papers') in Malta in October shed light on the state of a country ridden by corruption. Tim Sebastian confronts Deputy PM Chris Fearne with the allegations.
The military and police have detained 10 suspects over the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Galizia, whose work extensively covered corruption by the ruling elite in Malta, died in a car bomb attack in October.
One prominent European MEP has described his despair after meeting the family of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. He was among multiple lawmakers who demanded an international investigation into the killing.
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