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Australia Whyte corruption: Female bookkeeper charged over multi-million-dollar scam

14:10  02 december  2019
14:10  02 december  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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A third person has been charged in the multi-million dollar corruption scandal that is continuing to unfold inside the WA Government.

The 45-year-old woman is believed to be a bookkeeper, who police say "acted in concert" with sacked senior public servant Paul Whyte, 56, and physiotherapist Jacob Anthonisz, 43.

Both men were charged with corruption last month as part of an investigation into a decade-long fake invoicing scam that has allegedly defrauded WA's Communities and Housing departments of $25 million or more.

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a man standing in front of a television: Senior public servant Paul Whyte is also implicated in the accusations against Mr Anthonisz. © 9News Senior public servant Paul Whyte is also implicated in the accusations against Mr Anthonisz.

The latest person charged is not a public servant and will appear in court on December 16.

"As part of the joint investigation between the Corruption and Crime Commission and WA Police Force into alleged corruption offences, a 45-year-old woman of Beechboro has been charged with nine counts pf official corruption," a police statement said.

Police raided the mansion of Mr Whyte ahead of his arrest. He was then released on bail before an incident at his house resulted in him being rushed to hospital where he remains.

a person standing in front of a group of people posing for the camera: Mr Whyte operates a horse racing syndicate with Mr Anthonisz. © 9News Mr Whyte operates a horse racing syndicate with Mr Anthonisz.

Both Mr Whyte and Mr Anthonisz were heavily-invested in the Australian horseracing industry, resulting in 100-plus thoroughbreds being included in asset freezing orders.

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Mr Whyte and Mr Anthonisz were originally charged with using fake invoices to fraudulently take .5 million in taxpayers' money, but police later revealed in court the final amount allegedly stolen could be up to million. Whyte corruption : Female bookkeeper charged over multi - million - dollar scam .

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A plan for the welfare of those horses – stabled in WA, Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and Victoria – is being put together.

"It's a real challenge," said WA Racing Minister Paul Papalia.

"There are syndicates involved so there are multiple owners. Each of the individuals own some horses in their own right, but there are others owned by syndicate."

a person holding a phone: Jacob Anthonisz is accused of pocketing millions with co-accused senior Bureaucrat Paul Whyte. © 9News Jacob Anthonisz is accused of pocketing millions with co-accused senior Bureaucrat Paul Whyte.

He said some people innocently caught in the corruption web were covering the costs.

"They might be a trainer left with a group of horses," he said. "People like that around the country and New Zealand as I understand it."

WA's Attorney-General said the CCC was still waiting to question Mr Whyte under its unexplained wealth provisions, which could see the former assistant director-general compelled to answer questions.

"And I think that's the only way - in a compulsory hearing room - we'll get an accurate picture," Mr Quigley said.

"What's happened to all this taxpayers' money. It's just unbelievable."

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