Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in her native Malta after exposing a massive web of corruption through the “Panama Papers,” including a revelation that Ivanka Trump helped her father’s Panama hotel venture with the help of an alleged international fraudster with ties to Russian money launderers.
The slain investigative journalist works for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists behind the Panama Papers, a trove of records from a law firm that she used in her work.
Authorities on the Mediterranean island of Malta arrested ten people in connection with the killing of the lauded 53-year-old journalist, the Daily News reports.
Three have now been charged, with a local report in Malta Today on Wednesday revealing details of the investigation, including how they allegedly set off the powerful bomb on her car.
The assassins used a fatal text message sent from a boat out at sea, according to the report.
Malta investigators, aided by the FBI, said the explosive Semtex was used in the bomb suggesting that the explosives could not have originated in Malta and must have been brought in from somewhere else.