Nexia BT partner Karl Cini risks ACCA inquiry

Nexia BT partner Karl Cini risks facing an investigation by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Times of Malta has learnt.

In a letter sent to the global network of accountants, Nationalist MEP David Casa listed cases of alleged wrongdoing resulting from the Panama Papers and involving Mr Cini.

He accused Mr Cini of being complicit in withholding evidence from the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) during its investigations into Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi’s offshore structures.

The FIAU itself said in a leaked report that certain information stemming from the Panama Papers was withheld by Nexia BT.

Leaked e-mails showed Mr Cini as the main point of contact between Nexia BT and the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca.

In the letter, Mr Casa described Mr Cini’s continued membership of the ACCA as a “disservice” to its other members and to the wider community that valued accredited accountancy professionals.

Mr Cini’s conduct was aggravated

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