Malta’s FIAU Paying Selected Media Houses To Promote Itself.
It is no surprise that Malta’s Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) uses taxpayers’ monies to promote itself and its officials. Without issuing any call for tenders, the top brass at FIAU selected friendly media houses to publish stories they deemed necessary. Such articles include tarnishing the reputation of companies and officials who FIAU fined. Maltese courts declared that such fines were illegal and contrary to the Constitution of Malta.