Public servant in court on 59 corruption charges

A GOLD Coast public servant is facing 59 charges for allegedly receiving more than $130,000 in secret commissions.

Paul Timothy Vasey, 55, from Reedy Creek appeared briefly in the Southport Magistrates Court today after the Crime and Misconduct Commission served him with a notice to appear last month.

The accused was a senior procurement manager at a facility on the Gold Coast operated by the former Department of Innovation, Information, Economy, Sport and Recreation.


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The investigation identified 59 separate payments totalling $133,664.45, which were allegedly made from contractors to the public servant.

As a result, he was charged with 59 counts of corruptly receiving or soliciting valuable consideration as inducement or reward for any act to principals, affairs or business.

He was granted bail with no conditions and is scheduled to reappear in court on July 2.

Original article by Melanie Petrinec. Read more at the Gold Coast Bulletin.