State Rail Authority - conduct of a technical specialist

The ICAC investigated the conduct of an information technology specialist who was formerly employed by the State Rail Authority (SRA) in a division called the Data Network Management Group (DNMG). The ICAC examined the specialist’s conduct in: selling his own equipment, on his own advice, to the SRA at an inflated price and disguising the conflict of interest this created; having in his personal possession a substantial amount of SRA computer equipment; and engaging in outside employment.
During the investigation the conduct of an employee of another firm was also examined in relation to the first matter.

In its report on this investigation, made public on 27 April 2001, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against both individuals, and stated its opinion that consideration be given to the prosecution of the information technology specialist for specified offences. The report also made observations about a number of corruption risks identified in the course of this investigation and the implications for NSW public sector agencies.

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