The ICAC was mistreating Charif Kazal and his family’s business Australian World Trading for many years with investigations that were proven to be baseless by a recent ICAC commissioners report. We welcome you to read this article regarding how Charif was ultimately cleared from the wrongdoing the ICAC brought upon on his family.
On many different occasions the Director of Public Prosecutions Office in NSW demonstrated to the ICAC that there are no legal grounds to pursue this case. It was no clear that this case was had insufficient grounds to require a Public Inquiry and the Inspector of ICAC has told Parliament that the then ICAC Commissioner David Ipp breached his own legally binding ICAC Act by embarking on allegations that did not meet the litmus test of requiring evidence of any negligence to justify the large public expense involved.
The ICAC for too many years has been notorious for taking the law into their own hands. In recent months major politicians and organizations have been shedding light on this corrupt body. It’s sad that a government body designed to fight corruption does not take basic civil principles into account when it runs their investigations.