Recommendations for prosecutions

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The ICAC is of the opinion that the advice of the DPP should be obtained with respect to the prosecution of Darren Bullock for the criminal offences of:

  • soliciting and receiving corrupt commissions or rewards pursuant to section 249B(1)(a) of the Crimes Act 1900 in relation to the payments he received from Mr Inskip
     
  • misconduct in public office for disclosing confidential tender information to Mr Inskip with respect to a tender for repair works at 336 Moreton Park Road, Douglas Park
     
  • giving false or misleading evidence at the Commission’s public inquiry on 9 April 2015, contrary to section 87(1) of the Independent Commission Against  Corruption Act 1988, when Mr Bullock denied receiving cash payments from Mr Inskip funded from an arrangement that involved directing Mr Inskip to inflate the cost of variations to the Mine Subsidence Board (MSB), in return for showing preferential treatment to Mr Inskip by awarding Plantac contracts for repair works
     
  • giving false or misleading evidence at the Commission’s public inquiry on 9 April 2015, contrary to section 87(1) of the ICAC Act, when he denied that he accessed the tender box, opened the envelopes containing tenders by Asset Trade Services and M Bruton Building Co and then told Mr Inskip the price quoted by Asset Trade Services, the lower of the two tenders, in relation to the tender for repair works at 336 Moreton Park Road, Douglas Park
     
  • procuring the giving of false testimony by Mr Inskip at a compulsory examination before the Commission on 3 February 2015, contrary to section 89(a) of the ICAC Act, when, during a visit to the Inskips’ home in December 2014, he coached Mr Inskip to tell the Commission that payments made to Mr Bullock were loans for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment
     
  • making false instruments pursuant to section 300(1) of the Crimes Act (for offences that occurred before 22 February 2010) and making false documents pursuant to section 253 of the Crimes Act (for offences that occurred from 22 February 2010) for procuring the A & DJ Building Services cover quotes from David Salmon
     
  • making false instruments pursuant to section 300(1) of the Crimes Act for manipulating the “Received” date stamp and applying false date stamp imprints to certain A & DJ Building Services cover quotes
     
  • using false instruments pursuant to section 300(2) of the Crimes Act (for offences that occurred before 22 February 2010) and using false documents pursuant to section 254 of the Crimes Act (for offences that occurred from 22 February 2010) for placing the A & DJ Building Services cover quotes on the MSB files
     
  • giving false or misleading evidence at the Commission’s public inquiry on 27 and 28 May 2015, contrary to section 87(1) of the ICAC Act, when he denied soliciting or receiving secret commissions from Mr Salmon
     
  • giving false or misleading evidence at the Commission’s public inquiry on 27 and 28 May 2015, contrary to section 87(1) of the ICAC Act, when he denied procuring A & DJ Building Services cover quotes from Mr Salmon in respect of specific properties
     
  • giving false or misleading evidence at the Commission’s public inquiry on 27 May 2015, contrary to section 87(1) of the ICAC Act, when he denied deliberately manipulating “Received” date stamps and deliberately applying false date stamp imprints to A & DJ Building Services cover quotes in respect of specific properties
     
  • making false instruments pursuant to section 300(1) of the Crimes Act (for offences that occurred before 22 February 2010) and making false documents pursuant to section 253 of the Crimes Act (for offences that occurred after 22 February 2010) for procuring Plantac cover quotes from Mr Inskip
     
  • using false instruments pursuant to section 300(2) of the Crimes Act (for offences that occurred before 22 February 2010) and section 254 of the Crimes Act (for offences that occurred from 22 February 2010) for placing the Plantac cover quotes on the MSB files
     
  • soliciting and receiving corrupt commissions or rewards pursuant to section 249B(1)(a) of the Crimes Act in relation to payments he received from Mr Salmon
     
  • an offence under section 351A of the Crimes Act of recruiting Mr Salmon to carry out a criminal activity, being the deletion of text messages from his mobile telephone, which detailed their arrangement to include secret commissions on specific jobs and related to the subject matter of the Commission’s investigation, contrary to section 88(2)(a) of the ICAC Act
     
  • giving false or misleading evidence at the Commission’s public inquiry on 29 May 2015, contrary to section 87(1) of the ICAC Act, when he denied procuring cover quotes from Mr Inskip in respect of specific properties
     
  • giving false or misleading evidence at the Commission’s public inquiry on 28 May 2015, contrary to section 87(1) of the ICAC Act, when he denied asking Mr Salmon to delete text messages from his mobile telephone for the purpose of destroying evidence capable of incriminating him relation to an arrangement that involved receiving secret commissions
     
  • giving false or misleading evidence at the public inquiry on 9 April 2015, contrary to section 87(1) of the ICAC Act, when he denied that he invited either Mr Inskip or Mr Salmon to submit the “M Burton Co” tender as a dummy quotation when either one of them submitted their own tenders.

Updates

A brief of evidence was provided to the DPP on 9 August 2016. The Commission is awaiting the DPP's decision on whether proceedings will be taken.