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 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||View findings|
|Recommendations for prosecutions|
|Recommendations for prosecutions||View recommendations|
|Recommendations for disciplinary action|
|Recommendations for disciplinary action||View recommendations|
|Recommendations for corruption prevention|
|Recommendations for corruption prevention||View recommendations|
|View all transcripts associated with this investigation. The Commission makes every effort to post the daily transcripts of its public inquiries on its website by 8:00 pm each day when possible. If the Commission sits later than 4:00 pm, the daily transcripts, particularly the afternoon session, may not be available until the next working day.||View transcripts|
|Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets|
|Recruitment of contractors and other staff by a University of Sydney IT manager||View fact sheet|
|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|