Silvio Grixti is not the main culprit of this story and he has been used as a useful idiot by people whom he should have never trusted such as Konrad Mizzi and Michael Falzon who were some of the ministers involved in the benefit-fraud scheme. Silvio Grixti never earned anything out of this scheme, never received payments from the claimants, and never received kickbacks from his political superiors or colleagues. Silvio Grixti entered into a lot of trouble with a lot of bad people for absolutely nothing and he gained nothing out of this.
Unlike Anton Refalo and other criminals, Silvio Grixti was not protected by the Prime Minister and instead was forced to resign at the immediate notice of his wrongdoing. Grixti was a known loyalist of the Chris Fearne faction and his exit from politics is very convenient to Robert Abela.