Misconduct in public office offences
This afternoon the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) charged, Allan Sutherland, a 63-year-old man from Newport with two counts of misconduct in relation to public office.
Sutherland was arrested by the CCC and transported to Fortitude Valley Police Station where he was formally charged with two counts of misconduct in relation to public office contrary to section 92A(1)(c) of the Queensland Criminal Code. This section says that ‘A public officer deals with information gained because of his office and who dishonestly gains a benefit us guilty of a crime.
Allan Sutherland bought a property [from David Trask of Trask Development Corporation] and is alleged to have bought a land in Burpengary knowing that it was to be re-zoned thus profiting on the deal.
Originally David Trask donated $100K to Sutherland’s campaign. Trask said that Sutherland cut red tape and that’s why he wanted him to be Mayor.
Sutherland was bailed and is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 5 February 2020.
As the CCC’s investigation remains ongoing and this matter is now before the court, the CCC says it is unable to comment further.
The CCC claims to be an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community.
18 Dec 2019