District Councilman faces justice

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Barrie Kenneth James George was sentenced in the Auckland High Court on September 1, 2016 on charges of bribery and corruption laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

The former employee of Auckland Transport and Rodney District Council pleaded guilty in August to his part in a case of alleged bribery and corruption by former employees of Auckland Transport and Rodney District Council.

Mr George received a sentence of 10 months’ home detention for offences totalling totalling $103,580.54.

Mr George had been employed as an engineer at Rodney District Council since 1974 and then as a senior manager at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport where he was responsible for leading the delivery of maintenance and renewal works until 2013.

From December 2005 to June 2013, Mr George admitted to receiving undisclosed gratuities while in various engineering and management roles. The gratuities often came in the form of cash, travel, accommodation and entertainment.

The two remaining defendants, Stephen James Borlase, and Murray John Noone are to stand trial later this year.

-Serious Fraud Office Press Release

 

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