Attorney General's Department - conduct affecting the administration of justice in the Wagga Wagga and other local court areas (Operation Segomo)

The ICAC investigated allegations that John Hart, a barrister, together with a number of other persons, engaged in corrupt conduct by providing false information to judicial officers, conspiring to deliberately inflate legal costs in a costs claim lodged with the Attorney-General’s Department and representing to his clients and others that in return for payment being made to public officials in the justice system, those public officials would act favourably in their interests.

In its report on this investigation, made public on 15 March 2010, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Mr Hart, solicitor Anthony Paul and three other persons, Jason Kelly, Christopher Trinder and Jeffrey Nankivell. Recommendations are made that consideration be given to the prosecution of Messrs Hart, Paul, Kelly, Trinder and Nankivell and to the taking of disciplinary action under the Legal Profession Act 2004 against Mr Hart and Mr Paul. No corruption prevention recommendations are made in this report.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Report on corrupt conduct affecting the administration of justice in the Wagga Wagga and other local court areas (Operation Segomo) 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 and updates View recommendations
Recommendations for disciplinary action Recommendations for disciplinary action
Recommendations for disciplinary action and updates View recommendations
Recommendations for corruption prevention Recommendations for corruption prevention
Corruption prevention recommendations and updates View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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ICAC finds barrister and solicitor corrupt View media release