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Operation Spector public notice

Monday 3 February 2014

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is investigating allegations that Joseph Camilleri, former RailCorp general manager, maintenance contracts, and his sister, Carmen Attard, an employee at the Department of Family and Community Services (DFACS), used their positions as public officials to corruptly solicit funds totalling over $1.5 million from other people including public officials and government contractors.

It is alleged that from early 2012, Mr Camilleri requested loans from approximately 50 people who were either RailCorp employees, or were persons directly involved in tenders for RailCorp contracts. These amounts are assessed as exceeding $500,000 from people with commercial relationships with RailCorp, and over $1 million from RailCorp employees. Mr Camilleri gave the money to his daughter.

Ms Attard is alleged to have solicited funds exceeding $140,000 from 10 of her colleagues at DFACS for Mr Camilleri's daughter.

As part of its investigation, the ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting at 10:00 am on Monday 17 February 2014 at Level 7, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

Persons claiming to be substantially and directly interested in this matter may seek leave to be represented at the inquiry, and are invited to contact Mr Dan Bartlett on (02) 8281-5999 to advise of their interest.

Members of the public with information relevant to the investigation are encouraged to provide it in writing at GPO Box 500, Sydney NSW 2001, by email to icac@icac.nsw.gov.au or by facsimile (02) 9264-5364. The ICAC will treat all information confidentially and has legislative powers to protect people who provide information to the Commission.

Roy Waldon
Solicitor to the Commission