Antony John Patrick Greenwood, a former local government employee, has been sentenced to 14 months jail, for giving council work worth $45,000 to a company he owned. The contract was for maintenance work on council-owned properties. He was working for the Town of Cottesloe.
His company did not carry out $22,000 worth of the work. He pleaded guilty of 22 counts of corruption charges. He told the court that he decided to award the contract to the company owned by him because he was frustrated by the poor quality of work being done by other tradespeople. All the money was paid back to the council.
Judge Allan Fenbury said the offences were serious and had involved a significant amount of deception. Greenwood will have to serve seven months before he can be released.