Former MGA executives face serious charges

2 Jun 2022

Former MGA executives faces serious chargesThe Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has issued a statement confirming that the ex-Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jason Farrugia and his wife have been charged in court with several financial offences.

Moreover, the former MGA compliance officer Iosif Galea was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant for alleged tax evasion while he was vacationing in Italy with a group of people, including Joseph Muscat, Malta's former Prime Minister.

Farrugia faces money laundering, accepting bribes, fraud and trading in influence charges, which he and his wife deny, but a bail application was rejected.

The authority made the following statement: "The MGA would like to clarify that the employment relationship with Mr Farrugia was terminated in December 2021 following an internal investigation initiated by the MGA into alleged wrongdoings by the same individual. The results of these investigations were passed on to the relevant Authorities and the MGA has been, and remains, at their disposal and providing all required assistance. In the meantime, the MGA continues to take all the necessary steps to ensure the integrity of its data."

For the case of Galea, it added: "The MGA would like to clarify that Mr Galea has not been employed with the Authority since March 2013. Mr Galea held the role of compliance officer between December 2007 and March 2013."

Join and grab exclusive bonuses, daily offers and free bets!

Lay hands on exclusive daily bonuses for members only. These promos are limited and are not advertised on the website.

Yes, I have read the Terms & Conditions and I consent to receiving emails from Bookmakers.bet regarding betting promotions, betting guides and news.

BOOK SPY

The Netherlands’ regulator of gaming services, De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), reportedly sent a letter to licensed online sportsbook operators, an...

Read more »

Online igaming operator Novibet has recently announced their sportsbook launch for Mexican players. This is bound to happen with the assistance of Big...

Read more »

Kaizen Gaming has entered into a new agreement with FIFA to certify its brand Betano as an official European Regional Supporter for the World Cup in Q...

Read more »

Sports betting industry leader Bet365 has partnered with Incentive Games, a renowned free-to-play provider, to launch two games for the 2022 World Cup...

Read more »

A new mobile application for Betinia has been made available by their software provider, Soft2Bet. The iOS application has only been made available to...

Read more »

The ComeOn Group’s upper-management received a significant boost after the appointment of Jonathan West as their new Sportsbook Director. Mr. We...

Read more »

Betsson expanded its B2B sportsbook capabilities by acquiring a majority 80% share of KickerTech Malta in the price of €14m. The investment was made i...

Read more »

The transition period for bookmakers in Ontario to switch to the regulated market ended yesterday, October 31, according to a statement from the Alcoh...

Read more »

Following in the footsteps of other iGaming providers, Altenar has acquired certification for access into the Netherlands market. According to Altenar...

Read more »

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Pinnacle’s Canadian website will go online. Ontario bettors will be able to wager on the brand’s pioneerin...

Read more »

LATEST BOOKMAKER PROMOTIONS