UPDATED/Keith Schembri is at Muscat’s side for swearing-in while banks queue in court with his transaction details

Published: June 6, 2017 at 11:55am

The magistrate conducting the inquiry into payments which the Prime Minister’s then chief of staff, Keith Schembri, made to Adrian Hillman, who was managing director of Progress Press, The Sunday Times and the Times of Malta at the time, has requested all banks licensed in Malta to provide transaction details for both men.

This morning saw representatives of Pilatus Bank, HSBC, Bank of Valletta, Sparkasse, APS, Lombard, Credorax and around 10 other banks queue up and walk into Magistrate Josette Demicoli’s courtroom. The representatives of Bank of Valletta and HSBC were pulling suitcases on wheels. Others did not seem to have anything to present, but the Pilatus Bank representative – Claud-Ann Sant Fournier – spent around 20 minutes inside the courtroom. All the banks were required to present themselves against the summons, even if they did not have documents or information to bring.

A photo of the rogatory letter which Magistrate Demicoli sent to the banks is below. The companies which are listed are owned by Keith Schembri and Adrian Hillman (separately).

Keith Schembri, first from left