Reliable sources have now disclosed important details regarding Joseph Muscat's quest to learn about the criminal charges pending against him in the United States. As you may recall, Muscat publicly stated recently that he has engaged the services of criminal defense attorneys who are former Federal prosecutors, and that those individuals, after having made the appropriate inquiries, have assured him that there are no such charges.
It is true that a former Federal prosecutor was actually engaged by the former Prime Minister, (at substantial expense greater than Muscat's declared annual income and assets), and did indeed tell him what he wanted to hear, although it was not factually accurate, nor was it based upon information gleaned from official sources. In short, Muscat was scammed by the lawyers he relied upon, in our humble opinion. We are also wondering whether the businessmen, and the officials, have exposed themselves by making inquiries.
Here is what really happened, according to someone in a position to know:
(1) Three American businessmen, all of whom are known to have been large donors to a major political party, approached two elected officials to obtain, with high confidence, information about Joseph Muscat's status as an indicted criminal defendant.
(2) Those two officials then approached prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, the District of Columbia, and the Southern District of Florida about his criminal status.
(3) Those prosecutors all replied that there was nothing there. no mention of Muscat. in truth and in fact, there are criminal charges already filed, and under seal.
(4) Apparently, multiple felony charges against Muscat have been kept from public disclosure; where this was unavoidable, an alias was used to conceal his identity. His associates never learned the truth.
Readers should anticipate that the charges will unsealed by the incoming Attorney General, when the proceedings will commence. That is when the fireworks will begin.
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