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Panama the only appeal case left for judge Mizzi




The Panama Papers case is the only remaining appeals case being heard by outgoing judge Antonio Mizzi before his retirement in two weeks' time.
The judge will continue to hear the case on Thursday, according to a decree delivered last week, only eight days before his 65th birthday and the day he is, by law, expected to retire.

Mr Justice Mizzi presides over the Criminal Court as a court of appeal. The Sunday Times of Malta is informed that the Panama Papers appeals case is the only one remaining in his caseload after some 150 pending appeals that had initially been assigned to him were handed over to another judge, Consuelo Scerri Herrera, following her promotion in June. Since then, no new appeals were assigned to Mr Justice Mizzi.
According to a legal source, a good number of the 150 cases had been pending for months before they were ultimately handed over to Madame Justice Scerri Herrera.
With the Panama Papers case, Mr Justice Mizzi set the continuation of the appeal just days after the Constitutional Court overturned a challenge against him not to preside over the case.
The appeal was filed by the Attorney General as well as Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Tourism Minister...

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