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TRUTH IS OF NO COLOUR WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT/COVID19 SUNDAY • 20 DECEMBER 2020 • ISSUE 1103 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY maltatoday MATTHEW VELLA PARLIAMENTARY sec- retary for equality Ro- sianne Cutajar and her political aide are alleged to have received some €100,000 in brokers' fees for the sale of a €3.1 million Mdina property to Yorgen Fenech – the magnate ac- cused of masterminding the assassination of Daph- ne Caruana Galizia. The property transaction was officially carried out In May 2019, Yorgen Fenech signed a promise-of-sale to buy an Mdina home. Abigail Lofaro's husband acted as the representative for the seller. The deal fell through, and Labour junior minister Rosianne Cutajar is being chased for a €50,000 broker's fee she was paid in cash, but which the seller claims has not been returned Yorgen's €3.1 million Mdina deal, Rosianne, and the judge's husband €1.95 'My parents and siblings don't know I have HIV' PAGE 6 My secret, silent pain Where is COVID-19 lurking this Christmas? Your guide to food safety on PAGE 15 Food, glorious food? with a fiduciary company run by Pierre Lofaro, the husband of Judge Abigail Lofaro. The latter is one of the judges who accepted to sit on the board of inquiry instituted in November 2019 into the State's ac- tions in the run-up to the journalist's assassination. But the property sale to Yorgen Fenech has not yet been finalised with a contract. The promise-of- sale was made out in May 2019 with Pierre Lofaro, who appears on behalf of the company Green Eyes Limited. Green Eyes is owned by two fiduciary companies run by Lofaro, but its ultimate beneficial owner is the Mdina prop- erty owner, Joe Camilleri. Yorgen Fenech had al- ready visited the prop- erty together with Rosianne Cutajar, who was then an MP, and her close friend Charlie Farru- gia 'it-Tikka', who became Cutajar's po- litical aide after she was ap- pointed a junior minister in Feb- ruary 2020. PAGE 3 Rosianne Cutajar (left): the junior minister is alleged to have received €50,000 in 'senserija' for a property that Tumas magnate Yorgen Fenech (right) wanted to acquire in Mdina. The matter is being contested between her lawyer and the property seller's lawyer, Pierre Lofaro Animal hero Animal welfare commissioner Alison Bezzina on her stormy welcome MT2

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