A former client of St Paul’s Prevention Rehabilitation, Nicholas Georgiou was today convicted at the County Court of Victoria following an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).
Nicholas Georgiou pleaded guilty to trafficking a drug of dependence and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Mr Georgiou was sentenced to a two year community correction order with 150 hours of unpaid work for attempting to pervert the course of justice, and fined $250 for trafficking a drug of dependence.
Mr Georgiou was prosecuted following Operation Murano, IBAC’s investigation into allegations that an employee of St Paul’s Prevention Rehabilitation – a court-funded drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity based in Strathmore – deliberately provided false information to the court in bail applications and sentencing hearings.
Operation Murano has resulted in 20 people being charged with a range of offences including attempting to pervert the course of justice, trafficking in a drug of dependence and fraud offences.