NSW Health and the Department of Family and Community Services - allegations concerning the former CEO of the Immigrant Women’s Health Service and the Non-English Speaking Housing Women’s Scheme Inc (Operation Tarlo)

The ICAC investigated corruption allegations concerning Eman Sharobeem, the former principal officer of the Immigrant Women’s Health Service (IWHS) and the Non-English Speaking Housing Women’s Scheme Inc (NESH).

The investigation primarily concerned allegations that Ms Sharobeem, when service manager or chief executive officer (CEO) of IWHS and the person in day-to-day charge of NESH, misused public funds entrusted to those agencies for the financial benefit of herself and members of her family. Other matters investigated included whether Ms Sharobeem falsely claimed certain academic qualifications and then used them to obtain employment as a part-time commissioner and board member of the Community Relations Commission (CRC) and member of the Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) NSW.

In its report on the investigation, made public on 19 September 2018, the Commission makes 24 findings of serious corrupt conduct against Ms Sharobeem.

The ICAC is of the opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions should be obtained with respect to the prosecution of Ms Sharobeem for various offences.

The Commission makes 12 corruption prevention recommendations to the South Western Sydney Local Health District and the Department of Family and Community Services, the two NSW Government agencies that substantially funded, respectively, IWHS and NESH.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the conduct of a principal officer of two non-government organisations and others (Operation Tarlo) View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
Findings of corrupt conduct View findings
Recommendations for prosecutions Recommendations for prosecutions
Recommendations for prosecutions View recommendations
Recommendations for disciplinary action Recommendations for disciplinary action
Recommendations for disciplinary action View recommendations
Recommendations for corruption prevention Recommendations for corruption prevention
Recommendations for corruption prevention View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
ICAC finds former NGO principal officer corrupt View media release
Investigation into the conduct of a principal officer of two non-government organisations and others View fact sheet
Fact sheet - Conduct of a principal officer of two non-government organisations and others View fact sheet
MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Tarlo public inquiry to resume tomorrow View media release
MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Tarlo public inquiry to resume Tuesday 13 June View media release
MEDIA ALERT: ICAC corruption allegations concerning former Immigrant Women’s Health Service CEO public inquiry starts Monday View media release
Public notice View public notice
ICAC public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning former Immigrant Women’s Health Service CEO View media release
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