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You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Queensland Fire Inspector charged with Official Corruption - 8 November 2017
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Queensland Fire Inspector charged with Official Corruption - 8 November 2017

Queensland Fire Inspector charged with Official Corruption - 8 November 2017

This is a joint CCC, QFES and QPS media release

A 43-year-old Teneriffe man was charged this morning with four charges of official corruption following a joint investigation led by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

The CCC was assisted by officers from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Ethical Standards Unit and the Queensland Police Service Financial and Cyber Crime Group.

The CCC will allege the man, an Inspector with QFES, was involved in corrupt procurement practices. He is currently suspended from QFES.

CCC investigators arrested the man this morning. He was transported to the Brisbane City Watchhouse where he was charged with:

  • 4 x Official Corruption contrary to Section 87(1)(a) of the Queensland Criminal Code.

The man was bailed and is expected to reappear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 22 November 2017.

CCC Chairperson Alan MacSporran QC said the results of the joint investigation should be a reminder to all public servants, regardless of where they work throughout Queensland, that they are required to act with integrity at all times.

“It is incumbent on everyone working across the public service to ensure they act transparently and with integrity. This joint investigation demonstrates public servants are not immune from criminal prosecution when their conduct does not serve the public interest and where such conduct allegedly contravenes the law,” Mr MacSporran said.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Katarina Carroll said QFES referred this matter to the CCC and has subsequently assisted the CCC throughout the investigation.

“I am deeply disappointed in the alleged actions of one of our employees,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“QFES has cooperated fully with the CCC during the investigation and will continue to do so while the joint investigation continues.

“I would like to reassure the public that Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is made up of 48,000 staff and volunteers who I have every confidence in their dedication and outstanding efforts in ensuring Queensland is prepared and kept safe during times of need.”

As the joint agency investigation remains ongoing and this matter is now before the court, the CCC, QFES and QPS is unable to comment further.

The CCC is an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community.

--ENDS--

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Last updated: 08 November 2017
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