Our investigation has contacted additional sources regarding the ongoing American money laundering investigation pending against individuals operating in the Republic of Malta.While our prior reporting has focused upon restricted documents said by our sources to contain sealed indictments, this phase of our inquiry has focused upon the specific crimes allegedly committed by the targets of the investigations, and upon further classifying them by their occupations, without thereby violating any court order prohibiting the disclosure of their names.
According to a source regarded as extremely reliable, there are now thirty three (33) major crime suspects, in a special money laundering investigation that is focusing solely upon Malta. Thirteen (13) of these individuals have been identified as either elected officials, or their immediate subordinates, all of whom are currently employed by the government. We have no specific information at this time regarding the occupation or profession of the remaining twenty suspects.
The evidence reportedly implicates the targets in these crimes:
(1) Money Laundering.
(2) Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization, more commonly known as RICO.
(3) Providing Material Support for Terrorism.
We are unable to determine at this stage either the identities of the suspects, including which ones have already been named in one or more sealed indictments, and which ones are currently targets or subjects of the investigation. It is reasonable to assume that a number of targets will ultimately themselves also be indicted. Some defendants may be charged in more than one case, which could be located in more than one Federal District.
We again remind our readers that although this is information received from sources that have established their reliability in the past, it may be incomplete, and some of the details may be inaccurate. We have verified the information where possible, but the sources must remain anonymous, as they are not authorized to release confidential, or Law Enforcement Sensitive, information.