Corrective Services NSW - allegations concerning activities officer (Operation Drake)

The ICAC investigated allegations that Karaha Pene Te-Hira, an activities officer employed by Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) at the Long Bay Correctional Complex Metropolitan Special Programs Centre (MSPC), trafficked mobile telephones and accessories, sports shoes, steroids and other contraband into MSPC over the past three years  in return for corrupt payments from inmates or family members or associates of inmates.

In its report on the investigation, made public on 25 January 2013, the Commission makes corrupt conduct findings against Mr Te-Hira, Omar Zahed and Asmahen Zahed. The Commission is of the opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions should be sought with respect to the prosecution of Mr Te-Hira for offences of corruptly receiving a reward. The Commission has made five corruption prevention recommendations to CSNSW to help minimise and prevent the recurrence of such behaviour.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the smuggling of contraband into the Metropolitan Special Programs Centre at the Long Bay Correctional Complex (Operation Drake)(January 2013) 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 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 View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Smuggling of contraband into the Metropolitan Special Programs Centre (MSPC) at the Long Bay Correctional Complex View fact sheet
Contraband smuggling prison officer corrupt, says ICAC View media release
Public notice View public notice
Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning Corrective Services NSW activities officer View media release