Councillor Charged with Official Corruption


This morning, a 42-year-old man from Wamuran was charged with one count of official corruption following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) into allegations of corrupt conduct relating to Moreton Bay Regional Council.

It will be alleged the man, a current councillor, corruptly received benefits including a sum of money, pre-paid travel, accommodation and advertising.

He was charged at Fortitude Valley Police Station this morning with Official Corruption, contrary to section 87(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

He is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 17 July 2019.

The CCC’s investigation remains ongoing.

The CCC will advise the Local Government Minister of today’s charge.

As the investigation remains ongoing and this matter is now before the court, is not appropriate for the CCC to comment further.

The CCC is an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community.

27/06/2019 |

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