Eurovision has been hit by fresh woes – over claims of a betting scandal involving the Malta entry.
Concerns have surfaced that allege taxpayer money was used to try to manipulate betting odds in favour of Je Me Casse, sung by Destiny Chukunyere.
Minister Carmelo Abela has ordered an audit of the spending after the board of Malta’s broadcaster PBS, which is responsible for the entry, raised fears of “financial mismanagement”.
Two sources said Malta dished out 650,000 euros (£550,000) between the Malta Tourism Authority and PBS.
Sources said one PBS insider admitted that part of the budget was spent on financing foreign nationals placing bets on Destiny, the Times of Malta reported.
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