The NSW Premier is under fire today, after her ex-boyfriend – former liberal politician Daryl Maguire – was appointed the new CEO of Crown Resorts.
“How convenient,” says opposition leader Jodi McKay. “She’s helping her dodgy ex-boyfriend, while at the same time acting as a recruiter for her beloved Crown Casino.”
Daryl Maguire is stepping into the CEO role after Ken Barton stepped down following last week’s scathing report into the gambling giant’s alleged money laundering activities.
The Premier maintains Daryl Maguire’s appointment was made “without any government involvement.”
“But either way I think Daryl is a great fit for Crown,” says Gladys Berejiklian. “Everyone deserves a second chance.”
Analysts say the appointment will guarantee Crown will be granted a license to operate a casino at Barangaroo in Sydney’s CBD.
The Premier has again confirmed she is no longer in a relationship with Daryl Maguire.
“But we remain close friends,” she admits.
More to come.