NSW Maritime - allegations of corrupt conduct involving NSW Maritime officers (Operation Vargas)

The ICAC conducted an investigation into the conduct of Tonette Kelly, Manager Legal Branch/Acting General Counsel, and other officers of the Maritime Authority of NSW (NSW Maritime), including the alleged misuse of the resources of NSW Maritime for the benefit of Ms Kelly.

In its report on this investigation, which was made public on 1 September 2010, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Ms Kelly, Bonita (Bonnie) Dacombe and Nicholai Dacombe.

The ICAC has stated its opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions be sought with respect to the prosecution of Ms Kelly for various offences and Mr Dacombe for giving false evidence to the Commission. The Commission has also made seven corruption prevention recommendations to NSW Maritime to help minimise or prevent similar conduct occurring in the future.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the misuse of resources by a NSW Maritime Legal Services Branch officer (Operation Vargus) 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 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 and updates View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
NSW Maritime - allegations of corrupt conduct involving NSW Maritime officers (Operation Vargas) View fact sheet
ICAC finds NSW Maritime lawyer corrupt over misuse of resources View media release
Public Inquiry - Investigation into allegations of corrupt conduct involving NSW Maritime officers View public notice