Two FIAU officials sacked, Nationalist MP says

Two officials at Malta’s Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit have been sacked, Nationalist Party MP Jason Azzopardi claimed on Facebook.

The two men are Charles Cronin, an accountant employed back in October 2016, and former police inspector Jonathan Ferris.

“FIAU Head of Compliance fired. The witch hunt continues by the corrupt govt. The best is yet to come,” Azzopardi wrote on his Facebook wall Friday morning.

Cronin previously worked in the financial services sector in London, Jersey and Frankfurt. As compliance manager, he was responsible for overseeing the FIAU’s compliance section, a team of 14, and the unit’s on- and off-site examinations.

Ferris was a former inspector in the police economic crimes unit.

The FIAU is tasked with investigating suspicious transaction reports in financial services. It was at the heart of the run-up to 2017’s snap election, when a series of leaks revealed

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