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Adrian Hillman earning €4,000 a month from MGA public relations consultancy

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 19:13 Last update: about 4 years ago

Former Allied Newspaper managing director Adrian Hillman is earning €4,000 a month as a public relations man at the Malta Gaming Authority.

The information was tabled by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, in reply to a parliamentary question by PN MP Jason Azzopardi.

The MGA falls under the political responsibility of the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Hillman was put on forced leave and later resigned from all his positions at Allied Newspapers – publishers of Times of Malta – after he was embroiled in the Panama Papers scandal.

Daphne Caruana Galizia had revealed how Hillman allegedly received a payment of €650,000 from the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Keith Schembri.

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit had said it found “reasonable suspicion” of money laundering in the transaction. The men are now the subject of a magisterial inquiry.

Hillman was given his MGA consultancy role two weeks after the 2017 election.

According to the information tabled by the PM, his designation is ‘Strategic Public Relations and Communications Strategy.’

Statistician Vincent Marmara is receiving €4,250 a month for Information Management and data analytics at the MGA.

Meanwhile, the data also shows that Labour MP Edward Zammit Lewis is receiving €17,200 from legal consultancies on an Identity Malta reform.

On Monday, PM Muscat tabled his €100-an-hour Identity Malta contract.

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