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Australia Ipswich corruption scandal deepens

22:06  10 august  2018
22:06  10 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Ipswich City Council's corruption crisis has deepened with Queensland's corruption watchdog laying further charges.

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Ipswich City Council's corruption crisis has deepened with Queensland's corruption watchdog laying further charges. © AAP Images Ipswich City Council's corruption crisis has deepened with Queensland's corruption watchdog laying further charges. The crisis that has embroiled Ipswich City Council has deepened with more charges being laid by Queensland's corruption watchdog.

The Crime and Corruption Commission on Friday levelled additional accusations against two men previously charged under its investigation into the council.

A 66-year-old Brassall man will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday on eight charges of fraud and one count of corruption.

A 61-year-old Eight Mile Plains man will appear in the same court on August 28 accused of a corruption offence.

Fifteen people who either worked for or were linked to Ipswich council have now been charged with 86 corruption and related offences.

It has led the state government to draft special legislation to sack elected council officials, a move CCC head Alan MacSporran QC says is the only option.

The CCC is expected to release its report into governance failures within the council next week

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