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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

Woman becomes third person charged over alleged multi-million-dollar WA public sector fraud

  Woman becomes third person charged over alleged multi-million-dollar WA public sector fraud A 45-year-old Perth woman becomes the third person to be charged over an alleged multi-million-dollar corruption scandal that has reached the highest levels of WA's Department of Communities.A 45-year-old woman is facing nine charges of official corruption, stemming from the allegations previously laid against former senior public executive Paul Whyte and another man, Jacob Anthonisz.

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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.

100 racehorses in limbo after WA bureaucrat's assets frozen

  100 racehorses in limbo after WA bureaucrat's assets frozen More than 100 racehorses with links to allegedly corrupt public servant Paul Whyte and his co-accused Jacob Anthonisz have been located across Australia and New Zealand. The thoroughbred stallions, mares and foals are currently in a legal limbo after the Corruption and Crime Commission froze the pair's assets amid allegations they had defrauded the State of millions of dollars using a fake invoicing scheme.But the McGowan Government and Racing and Wagering WA are developing a welfare strategy to care for the horses stabled in WA, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand.

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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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