Public inquiry into allegations concerning former City of Botany Bay Council CFO resumes tomorrow

Thursday 2 June 2016

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Operation Ricco public inquiry into allegations concerning former City of Botany Bay Council chief financial officer, Gary Goodman, will resume tomorrow (Friday, 3 June 2016) at 12:30 pm.

The Commission is investigating allegations that Mr Goodman, and other Council employees, dishonestly exercised official functions to obtain financial benefits for themselves and others by causing fraudulent payments of more than $4.2 million to be made by the Council through false invoicing to either themselves, or various entities.

The ICAC is also investigating allegations that Mr Goodman solicited and received payments as an inducement or reward for showing favourable treatment to contractors. It is also alleged that Mr Goodman and other Council employees dishonestly exercised official functions to obtain financial benefits for themselves and others by using Council resources.

The public inquiry is resuming to enable further information received by the Commission since the initial stage of the inquiry was held in February and March 2016 to be examined.

The ICAC Commissioner, the Hon Megan Latham, is presiding at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission is Mr Murugan Thangaraj SC. The inquiry is expected to continue for one week. A witness list for this segment of the public inquiry is attached. Please note that this list is subject to change.


Time:                         12.30 pm – inquiry resumes


Date:                          Friday 3 June 2016

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

 

 

NSW INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION

OPERATION RICCO PUBLIC INQUIRY

WITNESS LIST


Please note that this list is subject to change


Friday 3 June 2016

Karen Rowe
Gary Mottau
Barry Byrnes


Monday 6 June 2016
George Glinatsis
Tim Hurst
Gary Goodman


Tuesday 7 June 2016
Mark Thompson
Marny Baccam
Kevin Maton
Lorraine Cullinane


Wednesday 8 June 2016
Peter Fitzgerald
Malcolm Foo
Lyndal Marshall


Thursday 9 June 2016
Lara Kirchner

 


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