Maria Efimova, the central figure in the unmasking of Pilatus Bank as a money laundering machine, in an exclusive interview, has reviewed the multi-million Euro fine levied upon Pilatus Bank by the FIAU, and has made some very incisive remarks upon the subject. Perhaps now Malta will listen to her.
Her first comment was right on the money, "Yes, I saw the news. Malta seems to forget who informed them about Pilatus." She was the first to go public about the situation at the Iranian-owned bank, whose EU banking license was obtained under unusual "fast-track" circumstances, for an owner with no prior experience managing financial institutions.
She correctly has concluded "They fined Pilatus. that probably means that they are not going to prosecute its directors. I would prefer for the bank directors to be charged." The failure of the Malta Police to initiate criminal charges, after its leader publicly stated that they would soon be filed, has been on the minds of many observers of Malta's legal system, where justice is frequently delayed, intentionally, for years, until it fades from public discourse. Again, the delay is believed to be the work of Joseph Muscat, for the purpose of concealing his government's involvement, in both licensing and delays in public disclosure of Pilatus' massive money laundering operations.