I wrote yesterday how Malta Today carried an endorsement of Malta’s passport scheme from a Peter Vincent, introduced to the reader as a lawyer at Thomson Reuters.
I also wrote how Malta Today did not inform readers, Peter Vincent resigned in a major scandal in the US federal immigration agency he was lead lawyer in accused of workplace bullying, gender discrimination and sexual harassment.
There’s more the fawning report failed to mention.
Peter Vincent came to the attention of Malta Today after he spoke at the same Henley & Partners conference in Hong Kong the prime minister flew to a few days ago.
On their website Henley & Partners say nothing of Peter Vincent’s shady past but they do say that “Vincent has extensive international experience in both policy and operational matters and is a frequent guest analyst on national and international television programs including CBS’s 60 Minutes”.
Indeed he does. Here is on CBS’s 60 minutes saying that the sale of passports is a well-known window for terrorists.
And here he is answering questions from Switzerland’s Le Temps about Malta (and other countries) selling their passports and calling the process a “race to the bottom” and wrongly re-invested.
A useful endorsement indeed.