‘No case’

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Crime and Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion has fin­ished as­sess­ing in­for­ma­tion it re­ceived from the Whit­sun­day Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion re­lat­ing to Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil deputy mayor An­drew Will­cox.

The CCC has de­ter­mined it will not be­gin an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

On March 7, 2016, the CCC re­ceived cor­re­spon­dence from the WRA that con­tained a num­ber of al­le­ga­tions of cor­rupt con­duct re­lat­ing to the deputy mayor.

A state­ment from the CCC said when they re­ceived in­for­ma­tion or a re­fer­ral con­tain­ing al­le­ga­tions, it first as­sessed the mat­ter to de­ter­mine whether it was in the CCC’s ju­ris­dic­tion and, if so, whether a CCC in­ves­ti­ga­tion was war­ranted.

“In the case of elected of­fi­cials, the CCC is lim­ited to in­ves­ti­gat­ing al­le­ga­tions of cor­rupt con­duct that in­volve the com­mis­sion of a crim­i­nal of­fence,” the state­ment read. “The in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by the WRA did not raise a rea­son­able sus­pi­cion of cor­rupt con­duct or iden­tify any pos­si­ble crim­i­nal of­fence. On that ba­sis, the CCC will take no fur­ther ac­tion.”

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