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Results for 1 February to 30 April 2017

The CCC's recent corruption investigations and major crime enforcement activities and convictions as reported to the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee on 12 June 2017.

Former Brisbane police officer to appear in court for misusing confidential information - 28 June

A 60-year-old former male Sergeant was yesterday served with a Notice to Appear in court for the alleged unauthorised use of a Queensland Police Service (QPS) QPRIME database.

The CCC supports NAIDOC Week 2–9 July

The CCC will support NAIDOC Week 2017 through a range of activities including CCC information stalls in Brisbane and Townsville.

Solicitor pleads guilty to aggravated fraud and fraudulently falsifying records - 22 June 2017

A 41-year-old solicitor from Brisbane pleaded guilty today in the Supreme Court to one count of aggravated fraud and eight counts of fraudulently falsifying records following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation into a Brisbane law firm.

Update: Ipswich man charged with extortion - 20 June 2017

The 65-year-old Ipswich man charged today by the CCC has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow (21 June 2017).

Ipswich man charged with extortion - 20 June 2017

A 65-year-old Ipswich man has been charged with extortion following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

CCC serves Brisbane policeman with a notice to appear in court for misusing database - 13 June

A 31-year-old serving male Sergeant from the Brisbane Police Prosecution Corps was today served with a notice to appear in court for the alleged unauthorised use of a Queensland Police Service (QPS) QPRIME database.

Corruption prevention advisory: Ethics, integrity and elected officials (State government election candidates and Members of Parliament)

This advisory details the major ethical and legal obligations of candidates for state government elections and Members of Parliament. It covers ethical and legal obligations, whilst standing for election and in office; strategies to manage risks; and further information and resources.

Corruption prevention advisory: Conflicting commitments (Managing other employment and volunteering)

This advice highlights the risks to a public authority arising from outside commitments by an employee of that authority, including other employment, volunteering and personal interests. It covers risk factors, strategies to manage risks, and further information and resources.

Eight arrests after drug trafficking investigation - 9 June 2017

Eight people have been arrested on 38 charges and over $745,000 worth of drugs and $158,000 in cash seized following a large joint QPS/CCC drug trafficking operation targeting former Hells Angels and Comancheros Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) members from the Gold Coast.

Queensland public health sector responses to incidents of theft: summary audit report

The CCC’s audit assessed how public health agencies dealt with complaints about misappropriation (theft).

Corruption prevention advisory: Disposal of assets

This advice highlights the risks and offences relating to disposal of assets within a public authority. It covers risk factors, corruption offences, strategies to prevent corruption.

APSACC update: Are you coming to APSACC? Early-bird registration now open.

Book early to secure your place at APSACC. A highlight of this year’s conference will be the first appearance in Australia of noted US anti-corruption campaigner Judge Mark Wolf of Massachusetts.

CCC will not investigate proposed inflation of One Nation electoral expenses - 2 June 2017

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has completed an assessment of information indicating Mr James Ashby, the Chief of Staff of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party, proposed to inflate future electoral expenses.

CCC to hold further hearings relating to Operation Belcarra - 31 May 2017

The Crime and Corruption Commission will hold further public hearings as part of Operation Belcarra.

CCC urges Queensland public servants to adhere to privacy rules - 17 May 2017

As part of Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is urging Queensland’s public servants to act with the utmost care when handling personal information or accessing official databases which contain confidential information.

Brisbane man to face child exploitation offences following a CCC investigation - 11 May 2017

A 67-year-old Brisbane man will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on 14, June 2017, charged with alleged child exploitation offences following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Two Brisbane men to face forgery, fraud and other offences relating to Racing Queensland contracts - 8 May 2017

A 52-year-old former Racing Queensland procurement officer and a 57-year-old Cashmere contractor are due to appear in court to face a range of fraud, forgery and misconduct charges following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

Two Rockhampton police officers and a woman charged with additional drug offences - 19 April

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has today charged two Rockhampton-based police officers and a woman with additional criminal offences as part of an ongoing investigation.

Two Brisbane men and a woman charged with steroid offences in Brisbane - 6 April 2017

Two Brisbane men and a woman were charged on Wednesday (5 April) with alleged illegal steroid offences following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

Corruption prevention advisory: Lobbying

This advice highlights the risks and offences connected with lobbying within a public authority. It covers legislative requirements, risk factors, corruption offences and strategies to prevent corruption.

Robina man to face child exploitation offences - 27 March 2017

A 58-year-old Robina man will face Southport Magistrates Court on 11 April 2017 charged with alleged child exploitation offences following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Witness list for Operation Belcarra public hearing - 23 March 2017

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) will hold a public hearing as part of Operation Belcarra, an investigation into the conduct of candidates involved in the 2016 local government elections for the Gold Coast City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Ipswich City Council.

Two Brisbane men charged by CCC with steroid offences - 23 March

Two Brisbane men were charged on Wednesday (22 March) with alleged illegal steroid offences following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

Assessment of Director-General self-referral and update on the review of private emails - 22 March 2017

The CCC has determined it is in the public interest to provide an update on the assessment of matters raised in a self-referral from the Director-General of Premier Cabinet and how it relates to the review of private emails belonging to the Honourable Mark Bailey MP.

CCC to conduct a public hearing into 2016 local government elections – 21 March 2017

The CCC will hold a public hearing as part of an investigation into the conduct of candidates involved in the 2016 local government elections for the Gold Coast City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Ipswich City Council.

A 43-year-old Brisbane police officer charged with misusing a police database – 21 March 2017

A 43-year-old serving male Detective Senior Constable from State Crime Command was charged yesterday for the alleged unauthorised use of a Queensland Police Service (QPS) database following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

Update on the assessment into Minister Bailey's emails - 16 March 2017

The CCC has completed an initial assessment of a complaint relating to use of a private email account by the Honourable Mark Bailey MP.

Two Rockhampton police officers charged with drug offences – 13 March 2017

Two Rockhampton police officers were among four people charged today with drug offences following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

CCC Chairperson Statement – Sentencing of Scott Driscoll - 10 March 2017

The former Member for Redcliffe, Scott Driscoll, was today sentenced in the Brisbane District Court to a six-year custodial sentence and will not be eligible for parole for at least 18-months following convictions for fraud, soliciting secret commissions and falsifying records.

Sunshine Coast man charged with child exploitation and drug offences – 7 March 2017

A 44-year-old Sunshine Coast man has been charged with child exploitation and drug offences following an investigation by the CCC and QPS.

Goodna man to face child exploitation offences – 3 March 2017

A 35-year-old Goodna man will face Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 5 April 2017, charged with alleged child exploitation offences following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Bundaberg man to face child exploitation offences - 28 February 2017

A 68-year-old Bundaberg man will face Bundaberg Magistrates Court on 3 March 2017 after being charged with alleged child exploitation offences following an investigation by CCC.

CCC smashes Gold Coast ice and cocaine syndicate – 18 February 2017

CCC Press Conference Alert: Four men are facing more than 650 separate criminal charges following a major CCC covert organised crime investigation focused on ice trafficking. CCC Executive Director Crime Kathleen Florian will speak to the media today 18/2/17 at 1.15pm at CCC HQ about Operation Altana.

CCC recommends limitation on publicising allegations of corrupt conduct during local government elections - 12 December 2016

The CCC has recommended the government consider making it an offence for any person to publicise allegations of corrupt conduct against a councillor or candidate during a local government election period, without first notifying the CCC and allowing at least three months to determine whether the allegations have merit. CCC Chairperson will conduct a media conference at 12.30pm 12/12/16.

Fraud prevention or fraud risk?: CCC report into QPS Project Synergy tabled in Parliament - 8 December 2016

A CCC report titled 'Fraud prevention or fraud risk? A report on an investigation into the Queensland Police Service’s Project Synergy' was tabled in State Parliament this afternoon.

Broadbeach man charged with child exploitation offences - 28 November 2016

A 61-year-old Broadbeach man has been charged with child exploitation offences following an investigation conducted by the CCC.

Macleay Island man charged with child exploitation offences - 23 November 2016

A 25-year-old Macleay Island man has been charged with child exploitation offences following and investigation conducted by the CCC.

QPS officer charged with assault – 18 November 2016

A 40-year-old current serving Senior Constable of the QPS has been charged with assault following a CCC investigation.

Mackay man charged for possessing performance enhancing drugs - 16 November 2016

A 24-year-old Mackay man was charged on Monday night with a number of drug offences following a CCC investigation.

Central region police officer charged with criminal offences - 15 November 2016

A 27-year-old current serving Constable from the Central Region was today charged with two criminal offences following a CCC investigation.

Further submissions published on CCC website

Additional submissions on whether it is in the public interest to publicise allegations of corrupt conduct have been published on the CCC website.

Former council employee arrested - 4 November 2016

A former Flinders Shire Council employee was charged last night with criminal offences following a CCC investigation.

Former public servant pleads guilty to corruption offences after operating driver licence scheme - 2 November 2016

A former employee of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has been sentenced this afternoon to 4 years imprisonment and will serve 6 months for fraudulently issuing driver licences, licence upgrades and vehicle registrations in return for cash payments.

Brisbane men charged with child exploitation offences - 31 October 2016

A 73-year-old Gailes man and a 38-year-old Strathpine man face a range of serious criminal offences after the CCC identified them allegedly in possession of child exploitation material.

OMCG president charged with trafficking ice - 26 October 2016

The CCC has today charged the national president of an OMCG with trafficking crystal methylamphetamine (ice).

Two Brisbane men charged with child exploitation offences - 21 October 2016

A 37-year old Holland Park man and a 42-year old Coorparoo man will face criminal offences after the CCC identified them allegedly in possession of child exploitation material.

QPS and CCC to target suppliers of dangerous drugs on the Gold Coast - 19 October 2016

The QPS and the CCC have today announced a collaboration as work continues to identify traffickers and suppliers of a dangerous drug which has caused people to hallucinate and act violently on the Gold Coast.

Bundamba man to face child exploitation offences – 6 October 2016

A 21-year-old Bundamba man has been charged with child exploitation offences following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

CCC public forum commences today - 6 October 2016

Today, the CCC will commence its two day public forum that will examine whether it is in the public interest for allegations of corrupt conduct to be publicised.

Media Alert - CCC Public Forum - 5 October 2016

On Thursday 6 October and Friday 7 October 2016, the CCC will conduct a public forum to examine whether publicising allegations of corrupt conduct is in the public interest.

CCC’s Annual Report tabled in Parliament - 30 September 2016

The CCC's 2015-16 Annual Report was tabled in State Parliament today and details how the CCC continues to protect Queenslanders against major crime and public sector corruption.

Transcripts and videos from the public forum

The CCC has published the transcripts and videos from the public forum held on 6 and 7 October 2016. The forum examined whether it is in the public interest to publicise allegations of corrupt conduct.

Sunshine Coast man arrested on child exploitation offences - 14 September 2016

A 29-year-old Sippy Downs man has been arrested and charged by the CCC with child exploitation offences.

CCC seeks to extradite man to face drug trafficking charge - 12 September 2016

The CCC will seek to extradite a target of an ice trafficking investigation from New South Wales to Queensland today to face a drug trafficking offence after he was detected at Sydney International Airport attempting to leave the country.

CCC to investigate Gold Coast council elections - 5 September 2016

The CCC has determined to continue with its inquiries and investigate allegations of corrupt conduct relating to the 2016 Gold Coast City Council elections.

Another cold-call investment fraudster charged - 2 September 2016

A 69-year-old man has become the 15th person charged with criminal offences resulting from the joint CCC and QPS investigation known as Operation Lima Violin II.

CCC to hold public forum - 16 August 2016

The CCC announced today that it will hold a public forum on 6 and 7 October 2016 to discuss whether publicising allegations of corrupt conduct is in the public interest.

CCC finalises investigation into Project Synergy - 5 August 2016

The CCC has completed its investigation into the management and operation of Project Synergy, a fraud prevention project run by the Queensland Police Service Fraud and Cyber Crime Group.

School teacher arrested for child exploitation offences - 2 August 2016

A 54-year-old Brisbane school teacher has been arrested and charged with child exploitation offences following a covert CCC investigation.

Cold-call investment fraudster to face money laundering charge - 27 July 2016

A 35-year-old Carseldine man will face money laundering offences for his alleged involvement in a cold-call investment fraud scam.

Townsville man charged with child exploitation offences - 21 July 2016

A 43-year-old Townsville man has been charged with child exploitation offences following a CCC investigation.

44-year-old Senior Constable to face assault charges - 20 July 2016

Following a CCC investigation, a 44-year-old current serving Senior Constable will face two charges of assault occasioning bodily harm.

Cold-call investment fraud: How organised crime is targeting your money

Today the Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland Police Service, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and Australian Securities & Investments Commission released a joint report reminding Australians about the dangers of cold-call investment frauds.

Media alert - Law enforcement agencies join forces to remind Australians of cold-call investment fraud dangers

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC), Queensland Police Service (QPS), Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) will hold a joint press conference in Brisbane today reminding Australians about the dangers of cold-call investment frauds.

Police officer charged with grievous bodily harm - 7 July 2016

The CCC has today charged a 41-year-old Queensland Police Service Constable with grievous bodily harm following an investigation.

Rockhampton man charged with more child exploitation offences - 1 July 2016

A 46-year-old Rockhampton man has been charged with additional child exploitation offences following an investigation by the CCC.

CCC corruption allegations data reports

These reports provide information about allegations of corrupt conduct received by the CCC. This data is considered, along with other relevant information and intelligence, when determining how to execute its corruption function. It has been published to improve knowledge about allegations of corruption and to show transparency about the nature of the CCC’s corruption function.

No criminal action to be taken by CCC against QPS officers - 30 June 2016

The CCC has completed its investigation into a complaint alleging excessive use of force by QPS officers determining there are no prospects of a successful criminal prosecution.

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