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Former NSW MP Daryl Maguire tells ICAC he didn’t report ‘cash-for-visa scam’ because he was making money

Former NSW MP Daryl Maguire has told a corruption inquiry he did not report his involvement in a “cash-for-visa scam” because he was making money.

The former Wagga Wagga MP is accused of using his position in Parliament to benefit himself and his related business associates.

Within half an hour of questioning in NSW’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Mr Maguire admitted to using his parliamentary office and resources to conduct various business dealings, including receiving thousands of dollars in cash at his office as part of the visa scam.

He also admitted to acting as a shadow director for a business known as G8wayInternational, as well as using his parliamentary staff, resources, mailing system and even the parliamentary library for the business.

Mr Maguire said those business interests were not disclosed as they should have been in line with his obligations as an MP.

Later, he told the hearing

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Icac NSW inquiry live: Gladys Berejiklian attacks ‘offensive’ questions as Daryl Maguire grilled on cash-for-visa scheme | Australia news













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Former NSW MP Daryl Maguire tells ICAC he received thousands in cash in his Parliamentary office

Former NSW MP Daryl Maguire has admitted to a string of corruption allegations during an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) hearing.

The former Wagga Wagga MP is accused of using his position in Parliament to benefit himself and his related business associates.

Within half an hour of questioning, Mr Maguire admitted to using his parliamentary office and resources to conduct various business dealings, including receiving thousands of dollars in cash at his office as part of a visa scam.

He also admitted to acting as a shadow director for a business known as G8wayInternational, as well as using his parliamentary staff, resources, mailing system and even the parliamentary library for the business.

Mr Maguire said those business interests were not disclosed as they should have been in line with his obligations as an MP.

He said he also used his position as chair of the NSW Parliamentary Asia Pacific Friendship

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Daryl Maguire admits role in cash-for-visa scheme

Former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire has admitted he accepted cash deliveries to his parliamentary office.

The former lover of the NSW Premier has made a series of stunning admissions in front of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, agreeing he ran a private business from his parliamentary office, received cash for his role in a visa scheme, and promised clients access to high levels of Government.

Mr Maguire appeared in front of ICAC on Wednesday, two days after Gladys Berejiklian sensationally revealed she had been in a close personal relationship with Mr Maguire for five years, starting in 2015.

Mr Maguire agreed on Wednesday he acted as a shadow director in a company that profited from selling access to the highest levels of the NSW Government.

Quizzing Mr Maguire over his association with a company called G8way International, the counsel assisting the inquiry, Scott Robertson, asked:

“Do you agree one

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Wagga RSL boss Andrew Bell tells ICAC he turned down Daryl Maguire’s visa scheme suggestion | The Canberra Times

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A NSW Riverina RSL chief executive has told a corruption inquiry that a visa scheme allegedly suggested by former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire felt “a bit dodgy”. Wagga Wagga RSL chief executive Andrew Bell appeared before the Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings yesterday and detailed how he came to meet alleged associates of Mr Maguire’s at Sydney Airport to discuss a proposal to accept money to host Chinese visa applicants. ICAC also heard that Wagga RSL paid almost $7250 in commissions to former Wagga restaurateur Gordon Tse, and $550 in fees to Mr Maguire’s alleged company, in return for helping deliver nearly $98,000 worth of cutlery and furniture from China. RELATED: The inquiry heard Wagga RSL and its independent caterers did not go through with the proposals outlined at the meeting, which allegedly included Mr Maguire’s business partner Phillip Elliott handing over $1000 cash as a down payment.

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Maggie Wang, claimed to run visa ‘scam’ for former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire, due to appear at ICAC | The Canberra Times

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A woman accused of recruiting and paying businesses in a cash-for-visas “scam” allegedly linked to former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire is due to appear at a corruption hearing this week. The first week of Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings into Mr Maguire heard claims that Maggie Wang handed business owners cash to take on Chinese visa applicants who never showed up to work. Ms Wang, who witnesses have claimed was involved in attempted or successful cash-for-visa schemes at six businesses is listed to appear at the upcoming ICAC hearing on Tuesday. ICAC has heard that Ms Wang was employed by a Wagga-based company called G8wayinternational, which was allegedly set up to generate profits for Mr Maguire. As multiple witnesses have testified, the alleged scam would allow Chinese nationals to apply for a visa

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ICAC inquiry into Daryl Maguire told of envelopes of cash stuffed into coat pockets as part of work visa scheme

A corruption inquiry has heard of envelopes full of cash stuffed into coat pockets as part of a scheme to provide work visas for Chinese citizens.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is investigating if the former member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire was involved in a ‘cash for visas’ scheme and used his parliamentary position and resources for his own financial gain.

Three Riverina businessmen appearing before the inquiry said Mr Maguire introduced them to immigration agent Maggie Wang, who gave each of them tens of thousands of dollars in cash to employ Chinese workers that never turned up for the job.

Wagga Wagga businessmen Shaun Duffy and Peter Wood and Temora real estate agent Angus McLaren told the ICAC they initially thought the scheme was legitimate.

The inquiry heard Ms Wang and her associates prepared all the information for visa applications and drafted job advertisements.

Peter Wood told

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Former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire at ICAC accused of cash-for visa migration ‘scam’ for Chinese workers | The Canberra Times

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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

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