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.
To report public sector corruption or police misconduct now, visit www.ibac.vic.gov.au/report or call 1300 735 135.
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