The boss of a Wagga electrical supplies company has told a corruption hearing he felt "pestered" to host Chinese workers under a visa scheme run by associates of Daryl Maguire.
Great Southern Electrical managing director Shaun Duffy told the Independent Commission Against Corruption he was paid $50,000 by immigration agent Maggie Wang to provide work which a Chinese national would use as part of their visa application.
In his witness testimony on Thursday, Mr Duffy admitted he was paid for providing a training contract for visa applicant Shuanghui Zong, who he never met.
Mr Duffy said he received a "pretty intimidating" $48,000 cash payment from Ms Wang for signing a "training agreement" which would help advance Ms Zong's visa application.
Mr Duffy said Ms Wang came to him in Wagga with her coat pockets "stuffed" with $48,000 in cash which he said she wouldn't take back, even though he hadn't provided any training nor met the person who was supposed to be receiving it.
"She had a big jacket on, and every spare pocket she had, she'd pull out cash," Mr Duffy said
ICAC also heard claims on Thursday from Temora businessman Angus McLaren who said he was paid $75,000 in cash from Ms Wang to provide "scam" jobs for Chinese visa applicants.
ICAC has previously heard testimony that Ms Wang was a "specialist immigration agent" who worked with G8wayinternational, a company which Mr Maguire was allegedly involved with.
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Earlier in the hearing, Mr Duffy said he met the family of another visa applicant who was supposed to meet with him, Susan Song, while joining the then-Wagga MP on a trip to China.
"Susan had just finished studying in Australia and was looking for a work visa," he said.
Mr Duffy said he had regular lunches with Ms Wang in Wagga, who he said "pestered" him to take on another visa applicant as an employee.
ICAC heard Mr Duffy had made multiple trips to China since 2011 including two separate journeys taken within one year.
Mr Duffy said it was "strange" that during one China trip they visited a building near their hotel in Shenyang that was "portrayed as a restaurant, but no-one ever went there".
"Daryl said 'This is where all the produce is going to be sold. We are going to import produce from the Riverina'," Mr Duffy said.
"I thought he was being a pro-active member of parliament and helping people out in Wagga."
Mr Duffy told the commission this trip was the first time he heard about G8wayinternational, a company claimed by its director Philip Elliot to be "effectively" run by Mr Maguire.
"The only time that I heard of the G8way organisation was when we were in Shenyang, and that was part of the funny shop that we, I told you about, where the people in the Riverina were going to sell produce into China," Mr Duffy said.