Schembri, who attended the wedding of the prominent businessman (and suspected Iranian intelligence agent) Ali Sadr Hasheminejad, is believed to have the been instrumental in securing the banking license for Sadr's Pilatus Bank, for which he was reportedly richly compensated. His alleged role in corruption in Malta's energy sector is also under investigation.
The question remains: will Malta's notoriously corrupt government actually complete its money laundering investigations of Schembri, and charge him, or will it engage in a cover-up ? The European Union, already unhappy about Malta's dodgy CBI applicants, Revoked Pilatus Bank's license, and was critical of the country's CBI/CIP program, is watching. Will Malta disappoint again ?