Former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire at ICAC accused of cash-for visa migration ‘scam’ for Chinese workers | The Canberra Times
The Independent Commission Against Corruption has heard damning claims that former MP Daryl Maguire ran a cash-for-visas “scam” via his secret involvement in a NSW Riverina company. Counsel assisting ICAC, Scott Robertson, told the hearing that the Wagga Wagga-based employment listed in the applications did not exist and the applicants were part of a “scam” to use “no-show jobs” as a pathway to permanent residency in Australia.
ICAC was also presented with an intercepted phone call in which Mr Maguire discussed meetings with a Samoan government official as part of proposal to build a casino in the Pacific Islands nation.
Wagga businessman Phillip Elliott told the first day of hearings in Sydney on Monday that Mr Maguire was “effectively a director” of G8wayinternational but was kept off the paperwork to avoid declaring his involvement to Parliament. AS IT HAPPENED: Live blog of ICAC’s first day of hearings into