29 Oct 2012

NSW corruption probe

1:47 pm on 29 October 2012

An investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in New South Wales has found that 41 public officials and suppliers acted improperly.

AAP reports more than 100 state and local councils were investigated over claims that employees had improperly accepted gifts and other perks.

The ICAC said on Monday it found 22 employees or former employees of 14 councils and another public agency had engaged in corrupt conduct.

This included taking vouchers and other gifts from suppliers in return for placing orders with their companies.

AAP reports 15 people from four supplier companies were also found to have engaged in corrupt conduct by offering the gifts.