Sydney Ferries - misuse of corporate credit cards (Operation Argyle)

The ICAC investigated allegations that former Sydney Ferries Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Geoffrey Smith, engaged in corrupt conduct by misusing the Corporation’s financial resources.

In its report on this investigation, made public on 4 November 2009, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Mr Smith. The ICAC stated its opinion that consideration be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of Mr Smith and of Vincenzo Rossello, a former Sydney Ferries Chief Financial Officer, for specified offences. Four corruption prevention recommendations were made to Sydney Ferries.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the misuse of Sydney Ferries corporate credit cards (Operation Argyle) (4 Nov 2009) View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
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Recommendations for prosecutions Recommendations for prosecutions
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Recommendations for disciplinary action Recommendations for disciplinary action
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Recommendations for corruption prevention Recommendations for corruption prevention
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Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Fact sheet: Investigation into the misuse of Sydney Ferries corporate credit cards View fact sheet
ICAC finds corrupt conduct against former Sydney Ferries CEO for corporate credit card misuse View media release