Findings of corrupt conduct

The Commission found that Darren Bullock engaged in serious corrupt conduct by:

  • between 2008 and 2014, soliciting and receiving payments totalling $314,115.50 from Kevin Inskip as an inducement or reward for Mr Bullock exercising his public official functions as district manager of the Mine Subsidence Board’s (MSB) Picton office to favour, or not to show disfavour to, Mr Inskip’s business in relation to its work for the MSB
     
  • between 2006 and 2013, using his position to direct David Salmon to produce and submit 11 backdated A & DJ Building Services “cover quotes” (false quotations) to the MSB and then applying false “Received” date stamps to specific A & DJ Building Services cover quotes, and using the cover quotes for the purpose of exercising his public official functions as district manager of the MSB’s Picton office, to show favour in the provision of work to Plantac by falsely representing that quotations competitive with the Plantac quotations had been sought and obtained in relation to work on those properties
     
  • between 2007 and 2015, arranging with Mr Salmon for Mr Salmon to include additional amounts totalling $210,200 in A & DJ Building Services invoices, quotations and tenders for repairs to properties submitted to the MSB with the intention that these additional amounts would be shared equally between Mr Salmon and himself. Mr Bullock received $83,600 from Mr Salmon as a result of this arrangement as an inducement or reward for Mr Bullock exercising his public official functions as district manager of the MSB’s Picton office, to favour, or not to show disfavour to, Mr Salmon’s business in relation to its work for the MSB
     
  • between 2007 and 2013, using his position at the MSB to direct Mr Inskip to produce and submit seven Plantac cover quotes to the MSB in relation to seven properties, for the purpose of exercising his public official functions as district manager of the MSB’s Picton office, to show favour in the provision of work to A & DJ Building Services by falsely representing that quotations competitive with the A & DJ Building Services quotations had been sought and obtained in relation to those properties.

The Commission found that Kevin Inskip engaged in serious corrupt conduct by:

  • between 2008 and 2014, making payments totalling $314,115.50 to Mr Bullock as an inducement or reward for Mr Bullock exercising his public official functions as district manager of the MSB’s Picton office, to favour, or not to show disfavour to, Mr Inskip’s business in relation to its work for the MSB
     
  • between 2007 and 2013, at Mr Bullock’s direction, producing and submitting seven Plantac cover quotes to the MSB to facilitate Mr Bullock exercising his public official functions as district manager of the MSB’s Picton office, to show favour in the provision of work to A & DJ Building Services by being able to falsely represent that quotations competitive with the A & DJ Building Services quotations had been sought and obtained in relation to work on those properties.

The Commission found that Barbara Inskip engaged in serious corrupt conduct by facilitating the making of payments totalling $314,115.50 to Mr Bullock between 2008 and 2014 as an inducement or reward for Mr Bullock exercising his public official functions as district manager of the MSB’s Picton office to favour, or not to show disfavour to, Mr Inskip’s business in relation to work for the MSB.

The Commission found that David Salmon engaged in serious corrupt conduct by:

  • between 2006 and 2013, at Mr Bullock’s direction, producing and submitting 11 backdated A & DJ Building Services cover quotes to the MSB to facilitate Mr Bullock exercising his public official functions as district manager of the MSB’s Picton office, to show favour in the provision of work to Plantac by being able to falsely represent that quotations competitive with the Plantac quotations had been sought and obtained in relation to work on the relevant properties
     
  • between 2007 and 2015, at Mr Bullock’s direction, including additional amounts totalling $210,200 in A & DJ Building Services invoices, quotations and tenders for repairs to MSB properties submitted to the MSB with the intention that these additional amounts would be shared equally between Mr Salmon and himself. Mr Salmon paid $83,600 to Mr Bullock as a result of this arrangement as an inducement or reward for Mr Bullock exercising his public official functions as district manager of the MSB’s Picton office, to favour, or not to show disfavour to, Mr Salmon’s business in relation to its work for the MSB.