Former Ipswich City Council CEO Carl Wulff and his wife Sharon Oxenbridge.
Former Ipswich City Council CEO Carl Wulff and his wife Sharon Oxenbridge. Contributed

Former council CEO, wife charged with corruption over $104K

UPDATE: FORMER Ipswich City Council CEO Carl Wulff and his wife Sharon Oxenbridge have been hit with further corruption charges.

On Wednesday, the Crime and Corruption Commission charged Mr Wulff, 66, and Ms Oxenbridge, 51, with one count each of official corruption.  

The CCC will allege the couple received a total of 20 separate corrupt payments, totalling $104,000, related to contracts for Ipswich City Council in 2012 and 2013.  

They will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on April 23.   Both were previously charged by the CCC in October 2017.  

The October charges against Mr Wulff, Official Corruption and Attempt to Pervert the Course of Justice, relate to allegations he corruptly obtained a sum of money; "to facilitate a fill services brokerage agreement and subsequent works".   

Mr Wulff is also alleged to have attempted to influence a witness to provide false evidence.  

His wife, Ms Oxenbridge, was also charged in October with Official Corruption.   

Both intend to fight the charges.  

Mr Wulff was CEO of Ipswich City Council from 2006-2013.  

He resigned in December 2013 after a previous corruption investigation by the CCC, later taking up a role at Liverpool Council in NSW.  

The CCC cleared Mr Wulff of the earlier allegations in 2014.  

Mr Wulff and his wife are among a host of Ipswich council personalities to be charged by the CCC, with offences unrelated to this case.    

Former Mayor Paul Pisasale and former CEO Jim Lindsay are facing corruption charges.    

Former Works Parks and Recreation Chief Operating Officer Craig Maudsley is facing one count of misconduct in public office.    

This month, council employee Mary Missen was charged with 28 counts of fraudulent falsification of records between July 2012 and March 2017.   

All deny wrongdoing and will fight the allegations against them in court.    

 

EARLIER:

A 66-year-old Springfield man and a 51-year-old Springfield woman were each served today with a notice to appear in court following an ongoing Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

The CCC will allege in court that the couple received a total of 20 separate corrupt payments, totalling $104,000, related to contracts for Ipswich City Council during 2012 and 2013.

Both are expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on April 23 to face one charge each of official corruption contrary to section 87(1)(a) of the criminal code.

The man and the woman were previously charged by the CCC in October 2017.

As the CCC's investigation remains ongoing, and this matter is now before the court, the CCC is unable to comment further.


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