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You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 6 July 2010 – 29 June 2011 Former Queensland Minister jailed for official corruption — 16.12.2010
You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 6 July 2010 – 29 June 2011 Former Queensland Minister jailed for official corruption — 16.12.2010

Former Queensland Minister jailed for official corruption — 16.12.2010

Former Minister of the Crown Gordon Nuttall has received another custodial sentence for his conviction on five counts of official corruption and five counts of perjury, which related to corruptly receiving payments totalling $152,700 from businessman and close friend, Brendan McKennariey.

Today in the Brisbane District Court Judge Kerry O’Brien sentenced Mr Nuttall to:

  • a term of five years imprisonment for each of five official corruption convictions
  • a term of two years imprisonment for each of five perjury convictions.

Judge O’Brien ordered today’s sentences to be served concurrently.

Today’s sentences will be cumulative on the current seven year term of imprisonment already imposed for 36 convictions of receiving secret commissions from businessmen Harold Shand and the late Ken Talbot.

Mr Nuttall will be eligible for parole on 2 January 2014.


Postscript

Nuttall corruption sentence increased. On 7 June 2011, the Court of Appeal increased former minister Gordon Nuttall’s sentence for official corruption offences to a seven-year term of imprisonment. Read more.


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Last updated: 16 January 2012
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