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