Public notice

Friday 22 April 2016

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is investigating allegations concerning former Casino Boolangle Local Aboriginal Land Council (CBLALC) chief executive officer, Linda Stewart, and former CBLALC administrative assistant, Veronica Skinner (Operation Nestor).

The Commission is investigating allegations that, between 1 June 2010 and 12 October 2011, Ms Stewart and Ms Skinner defrauded the CBLALC by issuing fraudulent invoices and certifying documentation to enable them to cash cheques drawn on the CBLALC bank account for their own benefit.

It is also alleged that, between 13 October 2011 and 5 September 2012, Ms Stewart defrauded the CBLALC by issuing fraudulent invoices and certifying documentation to enable her to cash cheques drawn on the CBLALC bank account for her own benefit. The alleged fraud totalled close to $80,000.

As part of its investigation, the ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting at 10:00 am on Wednesday 4 May 2016 at Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

Persons claiming to be substantially and directly interested in this matter may seek leave to be represented at the inquiry, and are invited to contact Ms Yenda Clifton on (02) 8281-5999 to advise of their interest.

Members of the public with information relevant to the investigation are encouraged to provide it in writing at GPO Box 500, Sydney, NSW 2001, or by facsimile (02) 9264-5364. The ICAC will treat all information confidentially and has legislative powers to protect people who provide information to the Commission.

Roy Waldon
Solicitor to the Commission