A decade ago Mr Sergi and two business associates lobbied Liberal politicians to prevent a Victorian Mafia figure being deported.
Six months after then immigration minister Amanda Vanstone overturned the man’s deportation order, his relatives and associates donated at least $30,000 to the NSW Liberal Party. A subsequent police investigation found no wrong doing on Mrs Vanstone’s part. The man is awaiting trial in Victoria for money laundering and drug importation.
Mr Sergi also enjoyed close ties to controversial former Labor identity Joe Tripodi who owned shares in Mr Sergi’s development company which bought and sold government land.
#ICAC just gets more and more interesting. The grift seems to drift both ways of politics.
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