Findings of corrupt conduct

The Commission found that Craig Izzard engaged in corrupt conduct by:

  • from 2015, being party to an agreement whereby Ibrahim Beydoun paid $10,000 to Nosir Kabite, which Mr Kabite agreed to share with Mr Izzard, in return for which Mr Izzard improperly exercised his official functions to:

       - intimidate Raed Ykmour into departing from 30 Bellfield Avenue, Rossmore, in order to assist Mr Beydoun to relocate his business to that property

       - assist Mr Beydoun to avoid detection for the illegal operation of his skip bin business at 30 Bellfield Avenue, Rossmore

       - assist Mr Beydoun with respect to the DA for the operation of his skip bin business at 30 Bellfield Avenue, Rossmore
     
  • between September 2015 and March 2016, agreeing to receive from Mr Kabite cash payments, and receiving at least two mobile telephones, firewood and free removal of rubbish, as a reward for assisting Mr Kabite by improperly exercising his official functions by deliberately failing to investigate the unlawful waste disposal activities and not enforcing waste disposal laws in relation to Mr Kabite’s operations at Bandon Road Vineyard.

The Commission found that Nosir Kabite engaged in serious corrupt conduct by:

  • from 2015, being a party to an agreement whereby he received $10,000 from Mr Beydoun, which he agreed to share with Mr Izzard, in return for Mr Izzard improperly exercising his official functions to:

       - intimidate the tenant at 30 Bellfield Avenue, Rossmore, to vacate those premises in order to assist Mr Beydoun to relocate his business to that property

       - assist Mr Beydoun to avoid detection for the illegal operation of his skip bin business at 30 Bellfield Avenue, Rossmore

       - assist Mr Beydoun with respect to the DA for the operation of his skip bin business at 30 Bellfield Avenue, Rossmore
     
  • between September 2015 and March 2016, giving Mr Izzard money, at least two mobile telephones, firewood and not charging him for the removal of rubbish for the purpose of influencing Mr Izzard to improperly exercise his public official functions so as not to enforce waste disposal laws with respect to Mr Kabite’s operations at Bandon Road Yard.

The Commission found that Ibrahim Beydoun engaged in serious corrupt conduct by:

  • from 2015, being a party to an agreement whereby he paid $10,000 to Mr Kabite with the intention that Mr Kabite would share that money with a Liverpool City Council officer in return for that officer improperly exercising his official functions to:

       - intimidate the tenant at 30 Bellfield Avenue, Rossmore, to vacate those premises in order to assist Mr Beydoun to relocate his business to that property

       - assist Mr Beydoun to avoid detection for the illegal operation of his skip bin business at 30 Bellfield Avenue, Rossmore

       - assist Mr Beydoun with respect to the DA for the operation of his skip bin business at 30 Bellfield Avenue, Rossmore.