There can only be one reason why a businessman would give a Prime Minister such a gift. There can only be one reason why a Prime Minister would accept such a gift.
The FIAU revealed “serious shortcomings” that placed Pilatus “in breach of several provisions” of Malta’s money laundering rules, and which exposed the bank and “the jurisdiction as a whole to a high level of risk”. FIAU at the time had found Pilatus’s dependence on a small clientele of mainly Azerbaijani PEPs of great concern. Sadly MFSA and the Police Commissioner did not share the FIAU’s view.