MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning former City of Botany Bay Council CFO starts Monday

Friday 26 February 2016

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Operation Ricco public inquiry into allegations concerning former City of Botany Bay Council chief financial officer, Gary Goodman, will start next Monday (29 February 2016) at 10:00 am.

The Commission is investigating allegations that Mr Goodman, and other Council employees, dishonestly exercised official functions to obtain financial benefits for themselves and others by causing fraudulent payments of more than $4.2 million to be made by the Council through false invoicing to either themselves, or various entities.

The ICAC is also investigating allegations that Mr Goodman solicited and received payments as an inducement or reward for showing favourable treatment to contractors. It is also alleged that Mr Goodman and other Council employees dishonestly exercised official functions to obtain financial benefits for themselves and others by using Council resources.

The ICAC Commissioner, the Hon Megan Latham, will preside at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Mr Murugan Thangaraj SC. The inquiry is set down for three weeks. A short media briefing will be held from 9:30 am on procedural and logistical matters. A witness list for the first week of the public inquiry is attached. Please note that this list is subject to change.

Time:                  9:30 am – short media briefing
                          10:00 am – inquiry commences
 
Date:                 Monday 29 February 2016

Location:          ICAC Hearing Room
                           Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney


NSW INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION
OPERATION RICCO PUBLIC INQUIRY
WITNESS LIST
FOR WEEK COMMENCING 29 FEBRUARY 2016

Please note that this list is subject to change


Monday 29 February 2016

1. Gary Goodman
2. Keith Mark

Tuesday 1 March 2016

3. Raj Haria
4. Jovance Veljanovski
5. Kevin Maton
6. Khim Leong Seng

Wednesday 2 March 2016
7. Mark Goodman
8. Suman Mishra
9. Marny Baccam

Thursday 3 March 2016
10.  Aleksa Subeski
11.  Joe Freitas
12.  Sam Alexander

Friday 4 March 2016
13.  Zoran Gajic
14.  Mal Foo
15.  Robert Floudas
16.  Anmol Rajbhandari

Media contact: ICAC Manager Communications & Media, Nicole Thomas, 02 8281 5799 / 0417 467 801