NSW Fire Brigades - allegations of corruption concerning capital works and maintenance projects (Operation Mirna)

The ICAC investigated whether project managers and others engaged in corrupt conduct in relation to the awarding and management of NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) capital works and maintenance projects.

In its report on this investigation, made public on 18 December 2008, the ICAC made corrupt conduct findings against Christian Sanhueza, Clive Taylor, Rasem Guirguis, Soliman Hanna and Patricia Xuereb.

The ICAC stated its opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of Mr Sanhueza, Mr Taylor and his wife Annamarie Taylor, Mr Guirguis and Ms Xuereb for various criminal offences.

A total of 14 corruption prevention recommendations were made to the NSWFB to support and complement its existing initiatives.

Transcripts for this investigation are currently unavailable on this website due to a technical issue on which the Commission is working to resolve. The Commission regrets any inconvenience and advises that transcripts maybe requested by emailing icac@icac.nsw.gov.au.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into tendering and payments in relation to NSW Fire Brigades capital works projects (Operation Mirna) (18 Dec 2008) View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
Findings and updates 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 and updates View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Fact Sheet: Investigation into tendering and payments in relation to NSW Fire Brigades capital works projects View fact sheet
ICAC finds corrupt conduct against NSW Fire Brigades contract project managers View media release