Housing NSW – failure to declare conflicts of interest and secondary employment (Operation Coral)

The ICAC investigated allegations of corruption involving a former Housing NSW officer, Frank Garzaniti, and his associate, Frank Santomingo. The allegations included that between 2001 and 2008 Mr Garzaniti failed to disclose an interest in Department of Housing contracts that were awarded to, or related to work that was carried out by, companies he and Mr Santomingo had interests in, which enabled himself and Mr Santomingo to benefit financially.

In its report on this investigation, made public on 2 June 2010, the ICAC made corrupt conduct findings against Mr Garzaniti and stated its opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions be sought with respect to his prosecution for the common law offence of misconduct in public office.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into a Housing NSW officer's failure to declare conflicts of interest and secondary employment (Operation Coral) View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
Findings of corrupt conduct View findings
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
Investigation into a Housing NSW officer’s failure to declare conflicts of interest and secondary employment View fact sheet
ICAC finds corrupt conduct against former Housing officer View media release
Public Inquiry - Investigation into allegations of corrupt conduct involving Department of Housing View public notice