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Claims of corrupt plumbing deals for City of Perth

A City of Perth worker has been charged by the Corruption and Crime Commission over alleged corrupt dealings.

The senior project officer at the City of Perth has been charged with two counts of corruption relating to a central city capital works projects.

The 38-year-old woman, whose role was to oversee capital works and major projects for  the City of Perth, is accused of using her position to benefit the director of a plumbing company whom she met in 2010.

The 37-year-old director of the plumbing company has also been charged with one count of corruption and is accused of enabling the senior project officer to act corruptly in order to gain a benefit.

The plumbing company has been a regular and significant provider of services to the City of Perth since 2010.

It is alleged the senior project officer did not follow procurement policies in relation to two projects resulting in fees being paid to the plumbing company totalling $62,300.

The alleged offences occurred between August 2011 and January 2012.

Both are due to appear in the Central Law Courts on February 4.

The matter was initially identified by the City of Perth, which has assisted the commission during the investigation.

 

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