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8 maltatoday | SUNDAY • 13 FEBRUARY 2022 NEWS Las Vegas trip came two months after Borg was selected for tax audit September 2018: Tyson Grech posts a photo of his pending booking on Skyscanner for a flght to Frankfurt to Las Vegas, at £3,645 each or a total of £10,934 for three tickets. He hashtags the McGregor fight. The three men sat in the same row on the Air Malta flight to Frankfurt 'First photo' inside the Caesar's Palace at Las Vegas, dated on social media as 4 October, 2018 MATTHEW VELLA & LUKE VELLA MALTATODAY has estab- lished that Borg, Grech and Gaerty all travelled together from Malta to Las Vegas in Oc- tober 2018. The three tickets were booked together on the same reserva- tion. The three men were seat- ed next to each other on the Air Malta flight from Malta to Frankfurt on 3 October. According to a social media photo posted by Tyson Grech at the time, he snapped a pho- to of the Skyscanner website with a pending selection for the flights Malta-Frankfurt-Las Vegas and back – priced at £3,645 individually but at a to- tal of £10,934, or for three tick- ets. A return ticket was booked for return on the 8 October. The Nurmagomedov-McGre- gor fight took place on 7 Octo- ber, at 4am. Another photo by Tyson Grech on social media, shows Borg and him standing next to a Bentley they hired during their holiday. The same car ap- pears in a drone photo snapped by Grech and Borg, seated in the back seat of the Bentley, with Gaerty at the wheel. The social media photo is tagged with the date 5 October 2018. Then on 7 October 2018, Ty- son Grech is snapped next to the same Bentley Continen- tal, outside the MGM Grand, right before the Nurmagome- dov-McGregor fight. In comments to MaltaToday, Gaerty said he had paid for the trip, event and accommodation for the MMA event "along with a group of Maltese people who attended this event". Having met Borg at a boxing event, Gaerty however denied having a close friendship with Christian Borg. "I know Christian Borg as I know many other people, in- cluding people in business. I know many people but my decisions were never compro- mised in any way, as I always Marvin Gaerty: the former Commissioner for Revenue stepped down from his role at the end of January Tax chief Marvin Gaerty f lew to Las Vegas to watch MMA fight with Christian Borg and Tyson Grech, barely two months after tax audit of Princess Holdings was requested

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