Burwood Council – allegations of corrupt conduct involving the General Manager and other staff (Operation Magnus)

The ICAC conducted an investigation into whether Pasquale (Pat) Romano, the former General Manager of Burwood Council, and other Council officers, engaged in corrupt conduct in the course of their administration of staff and use of resources at the Council.

In its report on this investigation, which was made public on 20 April 2011, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Mr Romano.

The ICAC has stated its opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions be sought with respect to the prosecution of Mr Romano for various offences.

The Commission has also made 31 corruption prevention recommendations. Some of the recommendations are made to Burwood Council, while others are made to the NSW Government to help improve systems in local government across the state.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into alleged corrupt conduct involving Burwood Council's General Manager and others (Operation Magnus)(April 2011) View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
Findings and updates 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
Recommendations for corruption prevention and updates View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Alleged corrupt conduct of Burwood Council’s General Manager and others View fact sheet
ICAC finds former Burwood Council General Manager corrupt View media release
Public inquiry – investigation into corrupt conduct allegations involving Burwood Council View public notice