RailCorp and Department of Family & Community services – allegations of public officials corrupting soliciting funds (Operation Spector)

The ICAC investigated allegations that Joseph Camilleri, former RailCorp general manager, maintenance contracts, and his sister, Carmen Attard, an employee at Housing NSW, used their positions as public officials to corruptly solicit funds from other people including public officials and government contractors.

In its report on the investigation, made public on 13 October 2014, the ICAC finds that former RailCorp manager Joseph Camilleri, Housing NSW employee Carmen Attard, former RailCorp employee Saviour (Sam) Cassar, Kevin McCarthy, an employee of a RailCorp contractor, Anthony Courtman, a former employee of a RailCorp contractor, and Mark Ross-Smith, a former RailCorp consultant, engaged in corrupt conduct.

The ICAC is of the opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) should be obtained with respect to the prosecution of Mr Camilleri, Mr McCarthy, Mr Cassar, Mrs Attard and Ms Camilleri for offences under the Crimes Act 1900.

The ICAC is also of the opinion that consideration should be given to the taking of action against Mrs Attard for breaches of the Housing NSW code of conduct with a view to terminating her services with that authority.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the conduct of a RailCorp manager and a Housing NSW employee (Operation Spector) (Oct 2014) View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
Findings of corrupt conduct View findings
Recommendations for prosecutions Recommendations for prosecutions
Recommendations for prosecutions View recommendations
Recommendations for disciplinary action Recommendations for disciplinary action
Recommendations for disciplinary action View recommendations
Recommendations for corruption prevention Recommendations for corruption prevention
Recommendations for corruption prevention View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Investigation into the conduct of a RailCorp manager and a Housing NSW employee View fact sheet
ICAC finds six corrupt following investigations into the soliciting and receipt of money within RailCorp and Housing NSW View media release
Operation Spector report concerning RailCorp and Housing NSW and the Operation Yaralla report concerning the Sydney Local Health District to be furnished 13 October 2014 View media release
Media alert: Public inquiry into alleged corrupt solicitation of funds by public officials starts Monday View media release
Public notice View public notice
ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning alleged corrupt solicitation of funds by public officials View media release
Witness Lists Witness Lists

Witness List Week beginning Monday 24 February 2014

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