Roads and Traffic Authority - corrupt conduct in issuing of driver licences (Operation Sirona)

The ICAC investigated allegations that a Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) officer, Paul McPherson, and others engaged in corrupt conduct in relation to issuing driver licences.

In its investigation report, made public on 20 September 2007, the ICAC made corrupt conduct findings against Mr McPherson, Victor Phomsavanh and Komate Jaturawong who facilitated the scheme and 22 other persons. The ICAC was of the opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of Messrs McPherson, Phomsavanh and Jaturawong for specified criminal offences and that the RTA consider disciplinary action against Mr McPherson. A total of 22 corruption prevention recommendations were made to the RTA.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Report on an investigation into corrupt issuing of driver licences (Operation Sirona) (20 Sep 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
Fact sheet: RTA - corrupt conduct in issuing of driver licences View fact sheet
ICAC finds corrupt conduct against RTA official View media release