Recommendations for prosecutions and updates

The Commission must seek the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on whether any prosecution should be commenced. The DPP determines whether any criminal charges can be laid, and conducts all prosecutions. The Commission provides information on this website in relation to the status of prosecution recommendations and outcomes as advised by the DPP. The progress of matters is generally within the hands of the DPP. Accordingly, the Commission does not directly notify persons affected of advice received from the DPP or the progress of their matters generally.

The ICAC is of the opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the DPP with respect to the prosecution of Goran Pevec, Domenic Murdocca and Linda Pevec for specified offences.

Status of prosecution recommendations

Goran Pevec

On 5 April 2012, Goran Pevec pleaded guilty to three counts of wilfully making a false statement to the Commission under section 80(c) of the ICAC Act and six counts of giving false evidence under section 87 of the ICAC Act.

On 31 May 2012, Mr Pevec was convicted and sentenced to a good behaviour bond under section  9 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) for twelve months for each of the two  counts of the offence of wilfully making a false statement to an officer of the Commission  under section 80(c) of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 (NSW), with  one further count of this offence having been placed on Form 1 (to be taken into account in the  overall sentencing of the defendant).  He was also convicted and sentenced to a good behaviour  bond under section 9 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) for twelve months  and fined $2,000 (in the total amount of $8,000) for each of the four counts of the  offence of  knowingly giving false or misleading evidence at a hearing of the Commission under section  87 of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 (NSW), with two further  counts of this offence having been placed on Form 1.

Linda Pevec

On 9 March 2012, the DPP advised that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with any criminal charges against Linda Pevec. The Commission has accepted this advice.

Domenic Murdocca

The DPP advised that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with any criminal charges against Domenic Murdocca. The Commission has accepted this advice.