ICAC public inquiry into corruption allegations involving former UTS employee

Wednesday 12 September 2012

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will hold a public inquiry commencing Monday 24 September 2012 as part of an investigation it is conducting into allegations that a former University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) employee engaged in corrupt conduct in his dealings with UTS contractors.

As part of its investigation into the allocation of UTS contracts for capital and maintenance work between January 2006 and April 2012, the ICAC will examine allegations that then UTS employee, Nabil Faysal, solicited and accepted money or other benefits from UTS contractors. It is alleged that this was done in return for allocating work to those contractors, or using his position to influence the allocation of UTS work to them.

The Commission is also investigating allegations that Mr Faysal knowingly breached UTS policies and procedures for the benefit of himself and UTS contractors, including by: improperly disclosing confidential UTS information, failing to disclose any conflicts of interest to the university arising from his relationship with UTS contractors, and engaging in unauthorised secondary employment.
 
The public inquiry will start at 10:00 am and will be held in the Commission's hearing room at Level 21, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. ICAC Assistant Commissioner, Ms Theresa Hamilton, will preside at the public inquiry, which is set down for five days.


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