Willoughby City Council – alleged corrupt conduct of Council employee (Operation Churchill)

The ICAC investigated allegations that Willoughby City Council employee, Edward Karkowski, corruptly exercised his official functions in favour of various business owners within the Council area in return for financial and other benefits.In its report on this investigation, which was made public on 22 June 2011, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Mr Karkowski.The ICAC has stated its opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions be sought with respect to the prosecution of Mr Karkowski for various offences. The Commission has also made seven corruption prevention recommendations. Six of the recommendations are made to Willoughby City Council, and one recommendation is made to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

 

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the corrupt conduct of a Willoughby City Council Officer (Operation Churchill)(June 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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Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Corrupt conduct of a Willoughby City Council officer View fact sheet
Former Willoughby Council inspector found corrupt View media release
Willoughby City Council – alleged corrupt conduct of Council employee (Operation Churchill) View public notice