Public Sector Corruption

Public Sector Corruption

Public sector corruption refers to the misuse of public power or position with an expectation of undue private gain or advantage (for self or others). It may include:

  • bribery
  • embezzlement
  • fraud
  • extortion
  • trading in influence
  • perverting the course of justice
  • exchanging goods for money or information.

Corrupt conduct can occur directly through the improper or unlawful actions of public sector officials or through the actions of individuals operating in the private sector who attempt to inappropriately influence the functions of government.

The Public Sector Corruption department investigates all major or high-level offence committed by Public Sector workers to include Government Officials.

The Department conducts both reactive and proactive investigation, in the form of STING Operations and Trace Investigations. In the course of these investigations, the Department is guided by the following pieces of legislation; Proceeds of Crime Act 2007, The Corruption Prevention Act and Larceny Act.