Institute of Forensic Medicine - receipt of benefits from funeral directors and theft from bodies by staff at Glebe Morgue

The ICAC investigated the conduct of staff of the Glebe Morgue and their dealings with certain funeral directors. The investigation focused on benefits received by Morgue staff (Forensic Assistants) for the referral of funerals to funeral directors and the management of the personal effects of deceased persons.

In its report on this investigation, made public in March 1998, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against 15 persons - 13 current or former Glebe Morgue staff and two directors of a private funeral director business - and stated its opinion that consideration be given to the prosecution of eight of these persons for specified offences.

The report also identifies corruption issues relevant to this investigation and details fraud and corruption control actions taken by the authorities responsible for the Glebe Morgue: the Department of Health and the Central Sydney Area Health Service.

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