Casino Boolangle LALC – allegations concerning former chief executive officer and former administrative assistant (Operation Nestor)
The ICAC investigated allegations that former Casino Boolangle Local Aboriginal Land Council (CBLALC) chief executive officer, Linda Stewart, and former CBLALC administrative assistant, Veronica Skinner, defrauded the CBLALC between 1 June 2010 and 12 October 2011 by issuing fraudulent invoices and certifying documentation to enable them to cash cheques drawn on the CBLALC bank account for their own benefit.
It was also alleged that, between 13 October 2011 and 5 September 2012, Ms Stewart defrauded the CBLALC by issuing fraudulent invoices and certifying documentation to enable her to cash cheques drawn on the CBLALC bank account for her own benefit. The alleged fraud totaled close to $80,000.
In its report on the investigation, made public on 23 February 2017, the Commission makes findings of serious corrupt conduct against Ms Stewart and Ms Skinner.
The ICAC is of the opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions should be obtained with respect to the prosecution of Ms Stewart and Ms Skinner for offences of fraud pursuant to section 192E of the Crimes Act 1900 or, in the alternative, for offences of larceny by a servant pursuant to section 156 of the Crimes Act.
|Investigation into the conduct of a Casino Boolangle Local Aboriginal Land Council CEO and administrative officer (Operation Nestor)||View full report|
|Findings of corrupt conduct|
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|Recommendations for prosecutions|
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|Recommendations for corruption prevention|
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|Former Casino Boolangle LALC CEO and officer found corrupt||View media release|
|MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning former Casino Boolangle LALC CEO and staff member starts tomorrow||View media release|
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