Recommendations for prosecutions

The Commission must seek the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on whether any prosecution should be commenced. The DPP determines whether any criminal charges can be laid, and conducts all prosecutions. The Commission provides information on this website in relation to the status of prosecution recommendations and outcomes as advised by the DPP. The progress of matters is generally within the hands of the DPP. Accordingly, the Commission does not directly notify persons affected of advice received from the DPP or the progress of their matters generally.

The Commission is of the opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the DPP with respect to the prosecution of the following:


Leslie Reynolds, for:

  • offences under section 249B(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 of receiving a corrupt commission or common law offences of misconduct in public office for receiving payments totalling $24,000 from Khader George Ghamrawi and having an agreement with Mr Ghamrawi to receive an additional $95,000 in return for Mr Reynolds exercising his functions as a public official by recommending that Corrective Services (CSNSW) work be allocated to G&S and Global Metal Works and influencing others to allocate such work to those companies
     
  • an offence under section 87 of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 of providing false and misleading evidence in relation to his evidence that he had not received any benefits from G&S or Global Metal Works
     
  • offences under section 249B(1) of the Crimes Act of receiving a corrupt commission or reward, or common law offences of misconduct in public office, for receiving a benefit by way of a saving of between $40,000 and $50,000 when using G&S to install a swimming pool at his residence in return for exercising his functions as a public official by recommending that CSNSW work be allocated to G&S and Global Metal Works and influencing others to allocate such work to those companies.  
     

Khader George Ghamrawi, for:

  • offences under section 249B(2) of the Crimes Act of giving a corrupt commission or reward, or aiding and abetting common law offences of misconduct in public office for providing cash payments to Mr Reynolds in the amount of $24,000 and having an agreement with Mr Reynolds to make a payment of $95,000 at a future date in return for Mr Reynolds exercising his functions as a public official by recommending that CSNSW work be allocated to G&S and Global Metal Works and influencing others to allocate such work to them
     
  • an offence under section 87 of the ICAC Act of providing false and misleading evidence in relation to his evidence that he did not provide any gifts or benefits to Mr Reynolds, did not have any discussions with Mr Reynolds, or play any role in the sale by Global Metal Works of gym equipment to CSNSW, and did not have any discussions with Mr Reynolds, or play any role in the sale by Global Metal Works of gym equipment to Queensland Corrective Services
     
  • offences under section 249B(2) of the Crimes Act of giving a corrupt commission or reward, or aiding and abetting common law offences of misconduct in public office for providing a benefit by way of a saving of between $40,000 and $50,000, to Mr Reynolds when installing a swimming pool at Mr Reynolds’ residence in return for Mr Reynolds exercising his functions as a public official by recommending that CSNSW work be allocated to G&S and Global Metal Works.
     

Samantha Boyle, for:

  • offences of being an accessory after the fact to an offence under section 249B(2) of the Crimes Act by Mr Ghamrawi of giving corrupt commissions or rewards to Mr Reynolds for the purpose of influencing Mr Reynolds to improperly exercise his functions as a public official by allocating CSNSW work to G&S and Global Metal Works
     
  • an offence under section 87 of the ICAC Act of providing false and misleading evidence in relation to her evidence that she was not aware that corrupt payments were being paid or promised to Mr Reynolds by Mr Ghamrawi.

Updates

A brief of evidence in relation to Leslie Reynolds was provided to the DPP on 23 August 2017. The Commission is awaiting the DPP's decision on whether proceedings will be taken.

Briefs of evidence in relation to Khader George Ghamrawi and Samantha Boyle were provided to the DPP on 24 November 2017. The Commission is awaiting the DPP's decision on whether proceedings will be taken.