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Two charged

Published on 9 Sep 2019

Statement by the Hon. Bruce Lander QC, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption

A 40 year old Mount Gambier man who was employed by the company contracted by the Crown to operate the Mount Gambier Prison, has been charged with one count of accepting a bribe or corruption of a public office.

It will be alleged that between 31 June 2018 and 10 July 2018 the man who was a public officer by virtue of the contractual relationship between his employer and the Crown, agreed to accept a benefit from another person as a reward or inducement for bringing contraband into Mount Gambier Prison.

The man has been summonsed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court at 10am on 22 October 2019.

In an unrelated matter, a 24 year old woman from Paradise, formerly employed in an administrative role at Renewal SA, has been charged with four counts of breaching confidentiality provisions in the ICAC Act.

It will be alleged that on four separate occasions between 18 September 2018 and 21 September 2018, the public officer received information knowing the information was connected with a matter that was the subject of an investigation by the ICAC, and disclosed that information to persons without being authorised to do so, contrary to section 54(3) of the ICAC Act.

The woman has been summonsed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court at 10am on 22 October 2019.

No further statement will be made at this time.

 


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The publication of this information has been authorised by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption under section 56 of the ICAC Act.