Previous union leader John Maitland gave misleading evidence to the Unbiased Commission In opposition to Corruption above a mining licence in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, a Sydney courtroom has heard.
In 2012 Maitland was questioned in secret by ICAC over how he attained the worthwhile Doyles Creek Mining licence which was granted by then Labor minister Ian MacDonald.
The court docket nowadays read Maitland, who is the previous secretary of the Design, Forestry, Mining and Power Union (CFMEU), mentioned the evidence with pal Arch Tudehope in contravention of the ICAC Act but denied he had completed so in sworn evidence to ICAC in 2013.
Maitland agreed he experienced lied to ICAC right after currently being performed a tape of the discussion but that an situation would be regardless of whether he may have just neglected about it, the court was informed.
If identified guilty Maitland faces a prison expression of up to 5 years.
Matters: courts-and-trials, jerrys-plains-2330, sydney-2000, nsw
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