MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning former Casino Boolangle LALC CEO and staff member starts tomorrow

Tuesday 3 May 2016

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Operation Nestor public inquiry into allegations concerning Casino Boolangle Local Aboriginal Land Council (CBLALC) chief executive officer, Linda Stewart, and former CBLALC administrative assistant, Veronica Skinner will start tomorrow (Wednesday 4 May 2016) at 10:00 am.

The Commission is investigating allegations that, between 1 June 2010 and 12 October 2011, Ms Stewart and Ms Skinner defrauded the CBLALC by issuing fraudulent invoices and certifying documentation to enable them to cash cheques drawn on the CBLALC bank account for their own benefit.

It is also alleged that, between 13 October 2011 and 5 September 2012, Ms Stewart defrauded the CBLALC by issuing fraudulent invoices and certifying documentation to enable her to cash cheques drawn on the CBLALC bank account for her own benefit. The alleged fraud totalled close to $80,000.

The ICAC Commissioner, the Hon Megan Latham, will preside at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Mr Scott Robertson. The inquiry is set down for three days. A short media briefing will be held from 9:30 am on procedural and logistical matters. A witness list for the public inquiry is attached. Please note that this list is subject to change.


Time:                               9:30 am – short media briefing
                                        10:00 am – inquiry commences

Date:                               Wednesday 4 May 2016

Location:                        ICAC Hearing Room
                                         Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney


 

NSW INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION

OPERATION NESTOR PUBLIC INQUIRY

WITNESS LIST



Please note that this list is subject to change



Wednesday 4 May 2016                    

Charley van Rotterdam
Ross James
Linda Stewart


Thursday 5 May 2016                                         

Linda Stewart
Veronica Skinner

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