NSW Parliament - allegations of corrupt conduct involving the Member for Penrith and members of her electorate staff (Operation Corinth)

The ICAC conducted an investigation into the conduct of the former Member of Parliament for Penrith, Karyn Paluzzano, including allegations that she and other members of her electorate office staff falsely claimed payments from the New South Wales Parliament with respect to the Sitting Day Relief entitlement and the Electorate Mailout Account.

In its report on this investigation, which was made public on 13 July 2010, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Ms Paluzzano and her former electorate staff Timothy Horan, Jennifer Launt and Kerrie Donlan. The ICAC has stated its opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions be sought with respect to the prosecution of Mrs Paluzzano for specified offences and has made two corruption prevention recommendations to minimise or prevent similar conduct occurring in the future.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the false claims for Sitting Day Relief payments by a NSW MP and members of her electorate staff- Operation Corinth (July 2010) 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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Public notices, media releases and fact sheets Public notices, media releases and fact sheets
Public inquiry - allegations of corrupt conduct involving the Member for Penrith and members of her electorate staff View document
Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Investigation into the submission of false claims of Sitting Day Relief payments by a NSW MP and members of her electorate staff View fact sheet
ICAC finds corrupt conduct against former MP and staff View media release