Corruption watchdog launches public inquiry into Canada Bay mayor Angelo Tsirekas

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The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has launched a public inquiry into corruption allegations surrounding City of Canada Bay mayor, Angelo Tsirekas, The Daily Telegraph reports.

In a public statement on Wednesday afternoon, ICAC announced an inquiry will launch on April 26.

ICAC will probe allegations Mr Tsirekas, who was first elected Canada Bay mayor in 2002, deliberately failed to disclose relationships he had with several individuals, and property and development companies.

READ MORE: City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas to stand as an Independent at local elections.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, these allegations concern multiple properties across the Canada Bay local government area, including two Victoria Road addresses in Drummoyne, and two properties in Rhodes.

Development giant Billbergia, as well as Prolet, are among the companies identified in ICAC’s public statement regarding the investigation.

Canada Bay mayor Angelo Tsirekas.

ICAC also allege Mr Tsirekas received financial benefits, international flights and accommodation from a company in return for favourable council considerations relating to planning decisions.

In a statement to the SMH, a Canada Bay Council spokesman declined to say whether Mr Tsirekas would be stepping down from his role following Wednesday’s announcement.

“We are not able to make a comment on this inquiry at this time,” the spokesman said.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald and The Daily Telegraph.

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