Koompahtoo Local Aboriginal Land Council - property dealings (Operation Unicorn)

The ICAC investigated the conduct of certain officers of the Koompahtoo Local Aboriginal Land Council (KLALC) in relation to certain property dealings, which took place between approximately 1997 and 2002.

In its report on this investigation, made public on 1 April 2005, the ICAC made corrupt conduct findings in relation to the former chairperson of KLALC; a director of Sanpine Pty Ltd; a consultant and project manager; a chartered accountant and director of Sanpine; the former co-ordinator of KLALC; the former treasurer of  KLALC; the former development manager with Villa World Limited; and a native title and land rights consultant.

The ICAC stated its opinion that consideration be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of six individuals for specified offences.

The ICAC also made seven corruption prevention recommendations to the State Government to reduce the risk of corrupt conduct in relation to the holding of land by Aboriginal land councils in NSW.

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