Former Allied Newspaper managing director Adrian Hillman is earning €4,000 a month from a government consultancy job at the Malta Gaming Authority.

The Times of Malta had revealed the lucrative consultancy late last year, when it reported that Mr Hillman was put on the state payroll two weeks after the election.

Answering a parliamentary question by PN MP Jason Azzopardi, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Mr Hillman is assisting the Malta Gaming Authority with its public relations and communications strategy.

Mr Hillman was put on forced leave and later resigned from all positions within the Allied Group following Panama Papers revelations. Slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia had revealed a series of transactions for some €650,000 between Mr Hillman and the Prime Minister's chief of staff Keith Schembri.

Following a legal challenge by former Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil, Mr Hillman and Mr Schembri are now subject to criminal inquiries.

The parliamentary question also revealed that Labour MP Edward Zammit Lewis is receiving €17,200 from legal consultancies on an Identity Malta reform.

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Former General Workers Union member Cory Greenland is receiving €300 every month from the Malta Gaming Authority for HR advice. Analyst Vincent Marmara is also receiving €51,000 for data analytics and information management.

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