Parramatta City Council - corrupt conduct associated with regulation of brothels (Operation Pelion)

The ICAC investigated allegations that a compliance officer at the Parramatta City Council, Wade Fryar, solicited and received corrupt rewards in connection with the exercise of his official functions.

In its investigation report, made public on 22 August 2007, the ICAC found that Mr Fryar and 10 brothel operators and prostitutes engaged in corrupt conduct. 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 Fryar and 10 other persons for criminal offences.

Thirteen corruption prevention recommendations were made – 10 to Parramatta City Council and three to the NSW Minister for Planning and the NSW Attorney General.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Report on an investigation into corrupt conduct associated with the regulation of brothels in Parramatta (Operation Pelion) (22 Aug 2007) 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
ICAC finds corrupt conduct against former Parramatta City Council officer View media release
Fact sheet: Investigation into corrupt conduct associated with the regulation of brothels in Parramatta View fact sheet