Menu
News

Police fraud squad at "fraud risk" over massive fundraising

A PRIVATE fundraising project run by Queensland's fraud squad, which the head of the state's corruption watchdog says promoted the risk of corruption, raised $800,000 in just three years, the ABC can reveal.

Project Synergy held conferences and symposiums at luxury resorts and sold sponsorships to private companies for up to $25,000.

Packages to last year's symposium at the Gold Coast's luxury Sanctuary Cove Resort included expensive tickets to a gala dinner, where attendees were encouraged to "dress in your best disco wear or glamorous gala gear and boogie the night away!".

But Project Synergy was later investigated by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) over "allegations related to the misuse of funds and QPS [Queensland Police Service] resources, misuse of corporate credit cards and inappropriate travel practices".

The CCC found the fund was not transparent, had incomplete and inaccurate records, and "created a significant fraud risk to the QPS".

More at ABC News

Topics:  editors picks fraud queensland police

News Corp Australia

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Learn to meal prep like a pro

IN THE KITCHEN: Learn how to prepare nutritional meals for your week.

Find out more on how to meal prep like a pro.

Leaving a legacy for his sons

Find out about another of the great cars from the Emerald Car Club

Pioneer Park on track

Emerald 100 race day, 2017.

The first Emerald races for 2018 are on this weekend.

Local Partners