A high-ranking Victorian education department official accused of running a corrupt scheme to siphon off money earmarked for schools has been sacked.
Former education department financial management general manager Nino Napoli is the first scalp to be claimed by the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption (Ibac) hearings that began on Monday. The Ibac inquiry is examining claims officials siphoned off money meant for needy schools into a secret slush fund.
Counsel assisting, Ian Hill QC, said 17 companies linked to Napoli and nine of his relatives received more than $2.5m from Victorian schools between 2007 and 2014.
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