Caruana Galizia, described by supporters as a "one-woman WikiLeaks", had highlighted corruption in Malta, including among politicians, before she was blown up by a auto bomb.
However he did say that it appeared to remaining outcome from responses he made a day earlier the chance of a pardon for an alleged intermediary who had made obtainable to find the mastermind of the killing.
"We now expect the authorities to continue investigating the links our mother uncovered between Fenech and the prime minister´s chief of staff and minister Konrad Mizzi", the family said.
She also had many enemies, especially among the political and financial elite - including the prime minister himself and his inner circle - who she accused of corruption in much of her reporting.
He declined to comment further out of drawback that any suggestions would possibly prejudice a situation.
No details of the charges against Fenech have been revealed.
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Fenech is also involved in the consortium (including Azeri state-owned company SoCar and Malta state-owned company Enemalta) that won a controversial bid to build a Euro 450 million gas power station that Malta did not need.
However, tweets by Caruana Galizia's sons ties the arrested businessman directly to Muscat's chief of staff and a former energy minister. His name appeared in the Panama Papers three years ago - millions of leaked documents that shed light on how the rich hide their money.
Another investor in the company, Germany's Siemens, said in a statement on Wednesday that it had called for him to resign his directorship of Electrogas Malta after allegations over 17 Black surfaced, even though he denied any wrongdoing.
The family of Caruana Galizia have reacted to the news, calling for the immediate resignation of both Schembri and Mizzi for their involvement with Fenech's business dealings.
However, the boat was under surveillance and police swiftly stopped it and forced it to return to port, the sources said. According to The Times of Malta, Yorgen Fenech is an owner of an obscure, Dubai-registered company 17 Black that was likely to have been one of two sources of income for Panamian companies Hearnville and Tillgate.