The New South Wales corruption watchdog, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, has handed evidence gathered during its ill-fated investigation into the leading prosecutor Margaret Cunneen to the director of public prosecutions.
The information has been passed on so prosecutors can consider charging Cunneen, her son and his girlfriend with attempting to pervert the course of justice and giving false evidence to Icac.
Cunneen was accused of advising her son’s girlfriend to fake chest pains to avoid a breath test after a car accident. The high court ruled that Icac did not have the power to investigate the allegations because they did not fit the definition of “corrupt conduct” in the legislation establishing Icac’s scope.
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