Fraud sentencing adjourned for ex-public servants
- From: AleXX <somedeal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 21:50:23 +0800
Two former Queensland Department of Public Works officers who pleaded guilty to aggravated fraud have had their sentence hearing adjourned.
Department of Public Works officials Robin Brown, 57, and Bradley Goodwin, 46, were charged after the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) launched an investigation, codenamed Operation Mars, into false invoices being used to pay for painting work that was not carried out.
Brown pleaded guilty in the Brisbane District Court to one count of aggravated fraud, while colleague Goodwin pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated fraud and one of official corruption.
A third man, Christopher Creedy, a principal of Brisbane and West Painting Pty Ltd, also entered a guilty plea to one count of aggravated fraud and one count of official corruption.