Findings of corrupt conduct

The ICAC found that, from about late 2010 to about September 2012, Linda Stewart engaged in serious corrupt conduct by dishonestly exercising her official functions as Casino Boolangle Local Aboriginal Land Council (CBLALC) chief executive officer (CEO) to deceive CBLALC board members to sign cheques on the basis that they were for legitimate CBLALC purposes, which she then cashed to obtain money from the CBLALC for herself and CBLALC administrative officer Veronica Skinner, to which she knew neither she nor Ms Skinner were entitled.

The Commission also found that, from about late 2010 to about October 2011, Ms Skinner engaged in serious corrupt conduct by dishonestly exercising her official functions as a CBLALC employee to deceive CBLALC board members to sign cheques on the basis that they were for legitimate CBLALC purposes, which she then cashed to obtain money from the CBLALC for herself and Ms Stewart, to which she knew neither she nor Ms Stewart were entitled.