Department of Health - allegations of money fraudulently obtained from the Royal Hospital for Women and Royal North Shore Hospital (Operation Charity)

The ICAC investigated allegations that Sandra Lazarus and others fraudulently obtained money from the funds of the Royal Hospital for Women and Royal North Shore Hospital by submitting false requisitions and invoices from companies in which she or her sister, Michelle Lazarus, was a shareholder when no services were provided. In its report on this investigation, which was made public on 31 August 2011, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Sandra Lazarus and Michelle Lazarus. The ICAC has stated its opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions be sought with respect to the prosecution of Sandra Lazarus and Michelle Lazarus for various offences. The Commission has also made seven corruption prevention recommendations to the NSW Department of Health to help minimise or prevent such conduct from recurring.

 

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into corrupt conduct involving alleged fraud on two Sydney Hospitals (Operation Charity)(August 2011) 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
Recommendations for corruption prevention View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Corrupt conduct involving alleged fraud on two Sydney hospitals View fact sheet
ICAC finds sisters corrupt over alleged hospital fraud View media release
Department of Health – allegations of money fraudulently obtained from the Royal Hospital for Women and Royal North Shore Hospital (Operation Charity) View public notice