An ex-public servant exploited his position to help a bikie-linked company import building products from China.
Integrity Commissioner Jaala Hinchcliffe on Wednesday published a report, finding former Department of Agriculture employee Jarrod Entwistle abused his office by passing confidential information to the company.
Operation Zelinsky revealed Entwistle, who was connected to the company, travelled to China alongside a board member who was also a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang.
Mr Hinchcliffe said the report showed how public servants routinely accessed information which could prove "extremely valuable" to criminals.
"I am satisfied Mr Entwistle engaged in corrupt conduct, namely, abuse of office. By his own admission, he knew that what he was doing was wrong and could land him in jail," she said.
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Entwistle had been employed by the Department of Agriculture since 2009, and was the supervisor of a team tasked with assessing imports.
Between April 2016 and October 2017, he accessed departmental systems on 220 occasions without authorisation. ACLEI found he had "no legitimate reason" to access the material.
He obtained confidential commercial information about the company's competitors, also reducing its storage costs by enabling the speedy clearance of its consignments.
Entwistle was in March sentenced to nearly two years in prison and forced to pay a $500 fine. He was also ordered to complete 500 hours of community service.
Operation Zelinsky was conducted by ACLEI, the Australian Federal Police National Anti-Gangs Squad, and the Department of Agriculture.
Entwistle was referred to the ACLEI by the AFP in April 2017, when it became aware of his trip to China.
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