Guilty pleas for WA Health Dept fraud

Guilty pleas for WA Health Dept fraud

ALL five contractors so far charged over Perth’s North Metropolitan Health Service fraud scandal have pleaded guilty to all charges against them.

Two more contractors have admitted their involvement in Perth’s North Metropolitan Health Service fraud scandal this morning.

An explosive Corruption and Crime Commission report last year revealed John Fullerton, David Mulligan and Shaun Ensor took gratuities including overseas flights and accommodation from 11 contractors for a decade.

The contractors were given ongoing work in exchange.

Mr Fullerton, Mr Mulligan and Mr Ensor pocketed more than $600,000 in redundancy payments before the CCC findings were released.

Attorney-General John Quigley.

Attorney-General John Quigley says the department knew the CCC probe was underway when the payments were made and the cash will be hard to recover.

Three of five contractors so far charged over the scam Anthony Richard Williams, Philip Stephen Wood and Liam Glenn Howard, pleaded guilty in Perth Magistrates Court last month.

Garth Norman Delavale and Ian John Tremain pleaded guilty in Perth Magistrates Court to all charges against them on Friday and will be sentenced in the District Court of WA on November 8.

Both men’s offending benefited Mr Fullerton, who is at the centre of the scandal and is yet to be charged.

The court previously heard a man known as “The Fixer”, Grant Alexander, has also not yet been charged.

Wood, whose 17 charges including wilfully destroying evidence, will face the same court on October 11 along with Howard and Williams.

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