SEE: passports which Tonna and Cini used to set up BVI company after March 2013

Published: May 10, 2017 at 9:20am

These are the passport scans which Brian Tonna and Karl Cini – corrupt accountants to the gang at the Office of the Prime Minister – sent to Mossack Fonseca in Panama as a prerequisite for setting up a secret company in the British Virgin Islands, Willerby Trade Inc.

Their ownership was tightly concealed by layers of nominees and front directors until the contents of Mossack Fonseca’s Panama email server were turned over anonymously to a German national newspaper, which called in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, leading to their worldwide exposure as the Panama Papers in April last year.

Willerby Trade Inc has an account at the extremely shady Pilatus Bank in Malta, which was licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority on 3 January 2014.

All the Panama and British Virgin Islands companies set up by Brian Tonna for himself and for his clients have accounts at Pilatus Bank. They also have bank accounts in offshore jurisdictions elsewhere.

Tonna uses Willerby Trade Inc to hive off half his profits from the sale of passports made by his legal Maltese company BT International Ltd, as his ownership of Willerby was concealed from the Maltese authorities. He uses the same company to process kickbacks on the sale of passports for the gang at the Auberge de Castille.

Kickbacks on the sale of Maltese citizenship to three Russians are the subject of a report to the police by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit, and are now under magisterial inquiry as a result of evidence brought by the Opposition leader following the Police Economic Crimes Unit’s failure to act.