University of Sydney – corruption allegations concerning IT manager (Operation Citrus)

The ICAC investigated allegations that University of Sydney information technology (IT) manager Atilla “Todd” Demiralay engaged in corrupt conduct by using a business that employed his wife, and later operated through a company in which he and his wife had a financial interest, to recruit contractors and staff for the university, without disclosing his financial interest in the business.

Mr Demiralay was also alleged to have engaged in corrupt conduct by engaging his brother-in-law, friends and candidates put forth by Succuro and Succuro Recruitment Pty Ltd to work at the university.

In its report on the investigation, made public on 24 October 2012, the Commission makes corrupt conduct findings against Mr Demiralay. The Commission is of the opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of Mr Demiralay and his wife, Virginia Kantarzis, for offences of giving false or misleading evidence pursuant to the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988.

The Commission has made seven corruption recommendations to the University of Sydney, including that it should where possible establish a single point of access for employment of IT contractors using multiple recruitment firms in competition.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the recruitment of contractors and other staff by a University of Sydney IT manager (Operation Citrus)(October 2012) View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
Findings of corrupt conduct View findings
Recommendations for prosecutions Recommendations for prosecutions
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Recommendations for disciplinary action Recommendations for disciplinary action
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Recommendations for corruption prevention Recommendations for corruption prevention
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Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
ICAC finds Sydney University IT manager corrupt View media release
MEDIA ALERT - ICAC public inquiry concerning former Sydney University IT manager to be recalled View media release
Public inquiry View public notice
ICAC to hold public inquiry into corruption allegations involving Sydney University IT staff and contractor employment View media release
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