Former client of St Paul’s Prevention Rehabilitation jailed following IBAC investigation

A former client of St Paul’s Rehabilitation Prevention was today convicted in the County Court of Victoria and sentenced to 10 months imprisonment, followed by a two year Community Corrections Order, after an investigation by Victoria’s independent anti-corruption commission, IBAC.

Mohammed Khais Nasery pleaded guilty to two counts of attempt to pervert the course of justice, and two counts of trafficking drugs of dependence.

The charges follow IBAC’s Operation Murano, an ‘own motion’ investigation into allegations that an employee of St Paul’s Prevention Rehabilitation, a registered charity based in Strathmore, provided false information to support bail applications and sentences by the court.

The investigation 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-related offences.

To report public sector corruption or police misconduct now, visit www.ibac.vic.gov.au or call 1300 735 135.

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