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Today the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) charged a former employee of Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council with further criminal offences resulting from a corruption investigation.  

CCC officers travelled to Townsville and charged the 52-year-old Annandale man at the Townsville Watch House with one count of receipt or solicitation of a secret commission contrary to section 442B of the Criminal Code, one count of misconduct in relation to public office contrary to section 92A of the Criminal Code and one count of fraud (involving 52 alleged transactions between 2014 to 2019) contrary to section 408C of the Criminal Code. He is expected to appear in the Townsville Magistrate Court on 9 September 2020.

The man was previously charged by the CCC in June 2019 with 24 offences and in March 2020 with 59 offences. The previous charges remain before the courts. 

The man is now facing a total of 86 separate criminal offences. 

As these matters are now before the court, it is not appropriate for the CCC to comment further. 

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

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Last updated: 24 August 2020
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