A business partner of former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire has told a corruption hearing that their business earned a "small commision" from a deal to import furniture for Wagga's Clay Target Association centre.
G8wayinternational director Phillip Elliott agreed with a statement put to him at the Independent Commission Against Corruption that he "introduced the gun club as a potential purchaser of furniture".
Under repeated questioning, Mr Elliott denied having any knowledge of a potential supermarket development that ICAC alleged would have delivered a significant financial benefit to Mr Maguire.
Counsel assisting ICAC Scott Robertson said "was one of the projects also attempting to purchase furniture for the Clay Target Association, sometimes referred to as the gun club?"
"Yes. That's correct," Mr Elliott replied, and also stated that G8wayinternational earned a "small commission" from the sale of a shipping container of furniture, which was reduced because of the unexpected cost of purchasing the container itself.
Mr Elliott said the commission was shared with former Wagga business owner and restaurateur Gordon Tse.
Mr Tse was due to appear at the commission yesterday but will instead submit a record of questioning as he currently resides in China.
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The commission was played an intercepted phone call between Mr Maguire and Mr Elliott that G8way held just $6000 in cash by September 2018 but was expecting "flash money" from a "Country Garden" deal.
Mr Elliott said the call concerned William Luong a "person who had supermarkets or food outlets" who was "going to set up supermarkets in China".
Mr Elliott denied Mr Robertson's suggestion that the supermarket was intended for Wagga.
Assistant Commissioner Ruth McColl asked Mr Elliott if he was being truthful and he responded "I'd like to think that I am".