Warringah Council - attempts to improperly influence building inspection approval (Operation Bauer)

The ICAC investigated allegations that business owners Jin Hua Chen and Yu Ling Sun had engaged in corrupt conduct by offering cash payments to two Warringah Council employees in order to facilitate council building inspection approval of their business premises.

The ICAC's report on this investigation, made public on 30 June 2009, made corrupt conduct findings against Jin Hua Chen and Yu Ling Sun.

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 Chen and Ms Sun for offences of corruptly offering an inducement contrary to section 249B(2) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into attempts to improperly influence Warringah Council officers (Operation Bauer) (30 June 2009) 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: Attempts to improperly influence Warringah Council officers View fact sheet
ICAC finds corrupt conduct against couple for attempts to improperly influence Warringah Council officers View media release