Prosecutions information now on dedicated ICAC webpage

Thursday 3 July 2014

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW) has today launched a new page on its website, providing easily accessible information about prosecution activity related to ICAC investigations.

The Prosecution briefs with the DPP and outcomes page features two tables. One includes information about prosecution briefs that are currently with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), while the other features prosecution outcomes covering the past five years.

The new tables include information that has already been available on the Commission's website under each past investigation, but can now be found on one dedicated page.

The outcomes table includes the recent case of a former project manager with the then NSW Department of Education and Training found corrupt by the ICAC as part of its Operation Barcoo investigation. David Johnson was jailed for more than three years last Friday after the DPP appealed against the original sentence on the grounds of inadequacy.

Mr Johnson had pleaded guilty and was convicted of two counts of obtaining money by deception and two counts of making a false statement. The total benefit Mr Johnson obtained was in the vicinity of $437,000.

Two further counts were taken into account when Mr Johnson was initially sentenced on 20 January this year to 18 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of 11 months, to be served as home detention.

The DPP's appeal was allowed by the Sydney District Court on 26 June 2014, and the home detention sentence set aside. Mr Johnson was sentenced to full-time imprisonment for three years and three months with a non-parole period of one year and 11 months. The sentence dates from the commencement of the previous home detention sentence.

Media contact: ICAC Manager Communications & Media, Nicole Thomas, 02 8281 5799 / 0417 467 801