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
Please note that this list is subject to change
Friday 3 June 2016
Monday 6 June 2016
Tuesday 7 June 2016
Wednesday 8 June 2016
Thursday 9 June 2016
Media contact: ICAC Manager Communications & Media, Nicole Thomas, 02 8281 5799 / 0417 467 801