Strathfield Council - allegation of corrupt conduct involving Community Services Manager (Operation Danby)

The ICAC investigated an allegation that Strathfield Council’s Community Services Manager, Michael Chau, solicited a payment of $10,000 from Phillip Armstrong of Tenix Solutions for his own benefit. In its report on this investigation, which was made public on 12 May 2011, the ICAC made a finding of corrupt conduct against Mr Chau.

The ICAC has stated its opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of Mr Chau for an offence of soliciting a corrupt payment under section 249B(1) of the Crimes Act 1900.

The Commission has also stated opinion that consideration should be given to the taking of action against Mr Chau with a view to dismissing, dispensing with the services of or otherwise terminating his services on the grounds that he engaged in described misconduct.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the solicitation of a corrupt payment by a Strathfield Municipal Council officer (Operation Danby)(May 2011) 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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Solicitation of a corrupt payment by a Strathfield Municipal Council officer View fact sheet
ICAC finds Strathfield Council manager corrupt View media release
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