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Fraud charges against eight former Logan City councillors dropped almost two years after sacking

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Fraud charges against eight former Logan City Councillors have been dropped – almost two years since their arrests triggered the entire council’s sacking.

Seven Logan City Councillors and former mayor Luke Smith had all been charged by Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) with fraud relating to former council chief executive Sharon Kelsey’s dismissal.

The corruption watchdog had alleged the councillors acted together to dishonestly cause detriment to Ms Kelsey by terminating her employment in 2018.

Cherie Dalley, Jennie Breene, Laurie Smith, Phil Pidgeon, Russell Lutton, Steve Swenson and Trevina Schwarz.
Seven councillors and the former mayor were charged by Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission.(

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After the charges were laid in 2019, the then Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said Logan City Council…



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