Charges against Keith Schembri: no one is above the law

20 March 2021

We welcome the arraignment of Keith Schembri, the former prime minister’s chief of staff, on charges of corruption, fraud and money-laundering.

Schembri’s arraignment on these charges is overdue. Daphne Caruana Galizia revealed this money-laundering and kickback scheme on 11 March 2016.

The failure to prosecute Schembri five years ago allowed him to commit crimes related to Daphne’s assassination and her investigative work.

Prosecuting Schembri today brings us a step closer to a Malta where no one is above the law. It is the country Daphne fought for and the one we all deserve.