|Ali Sadr Hasheminejad and Keith Schembri, Malta's PM Chief of Staff|
|One of the e-mails|
Why the Government of Malta would issue Pilatus a banking license to the Iranian, (although he held himself out as a Kittitian, due to his St Kitts & Nevis CBI passport), is a mystery. Any enhanced due diligence search would have uncovered Hasheminejad's substantial and longtime ties to government officials in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Was the transaction facilitated through the artful payment of bribes ? We cannot say, but no director of compliance worthy of that title would have approved Pilatus Bank's application. Something corrupt certainly occurred to make that approval happen.