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Former deputy secretary of Department of Education and Training convicted over fraud related to Ultranet project

A former deputy secretary of the Department of Education and Training, Darrell Fraser, was today convicted and sentenced at Melbourne's County Court following an investigation by Victoria’s anti-corruption agency, IBAC.

Mr Fraser was sentenced to a two-year Community Correction Order and 300 hours of community service following IBAC's Operation Dunham, an investigation into DET's Ultranet project and related contracts.

Mr Fraser pled guilty to Obtaining a Financial Advantage by Deception and Misconduct in Public Office relating to the awarding of a $999,996 contract for the review of a number of DET IT projects, including the Ultranet project. Two other co-accused in this matter are awaiting trial.

As part of Operation Dunham, IBAC held public hearings from 15 February to 16 March 2016 and tabled a special report to Parliament on 27 January 2017. As the matter is still before the courts, the report is currently unavailable.

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