Mayor Pisasale Resigns

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  1. Surely

    Surely Moderator Staff Member

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    A COLOURFUL Queensland mayor who suddenly resigned after 13 years on Tuesday morning was reportedly caught at an airport with $50,000 cash in his carry-on luggage last month.

    Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale fronted media to resign on Tuesday morning but claimed failing health, not a corruption probe, was behind his shock decision to stand down.

    The resignation came amid a probe into Cr Pisasale by Queensland’s corruption watchdog and the Australian Federal Police that saw his council office and home raided and computers seized on Monday.

    Later on Tuesday, it emerged that Mr Pisasale was stopped by police at Melbourne airport on May 13, where he was found to have $50,000 cash in his carry-on luggage.





    The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission is leading an investigation into the now former mayor and confirmed it had raided his office.

    But Mr Pisasale declined to comment on the investigation when he faced the media at Ipswich’s St Andrew’s Hospital on Tuesday morning.

    He was unusually subdued - and sporting a white dressing gown - when he formally announced his resignation and cited his 30 year battle with multiple sclerosis as the reason behind his decision.

    The now former mayor declined to answer questions on the CCC investigation, which the Courier-Mail has reported also involves a developer.


    http://www.news.com.au/national/que...s/news-story/acdff08e3ca5f44b6cbd419c20f2ba6a


    Corrupt or not, was a very good mayor for ipswich
     
  2. Mong

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    He's extremely popular too. It will destroy it all though if he's corrupt.
     
  3. Surely

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    it wont destroy what he built up just his reputation.
     
  4. DiegoNT

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    Are there any non-corrupt Queensland pollies?
     
  5. The Charlatan

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    Fixed for accuracy.
     
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  6. Mong

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    Yes, and a reputation of being corrupt will ultimately be how he is remembered if it's true..

    And rightly so.
     
  7. Surely

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    only the ineffective ones
     
  8. DiegoNT

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    But Pauline is pretty ineffective
     
  9. veggiepatch1959

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    Sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis have a greater tendency to corruption and theft than the general population.

    Just ask an ex missus of mine. Ripped over $3000 out of one of my bank accounts when I was in hospital several years ago.

    Never gave it back after promising so, hence the "ex".
     
  10. Surely

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    Mr Pisasale, who is under investigation after he was detained at Melbourne Airport last month with $50,000 in cash, announced his resignation as mayor due to ill-health on Tuesday.

    Late yesterday, Mr Di Carlo came forward with an explanation, saying he asked Mr Pisasale to collect the money on behalf of a client.

    Queensland Law Society president Christine Smyth said it was a very unusual arrangement

    "Many people will be wondering what it is that a civic leader is doing collecting $50,000 in cash on behalf of a barrister — it is to say the least very unusual but it is not illegal," she said.

    "It is particularly unusual to see a barrister obtaining money directly from a client and even more unusual for it to be collected by someone who is not a lawyer themselves.


    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-...er-sam-di-carlo-ask-pisasale-50k-cash/8599502



    All cleared up, they can put that one to bed now.
     
  11. Bandwagon

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    Cool story bro.
     
  12. Mong

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    Sam Di Carlo..

    Wow..

    That probably makes it even more suspicious..
     
  13. _snafu_

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    What's wrong with depositing money in a bank account like normal people do?
     
  14. Mong

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    It's a very odd story that's for certain
     
  15. butchmcdick

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    Case closed

    Nothing to see here lads

    :)
     
  16. Surely

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    He's a barrister mong, an officer of the court !
     
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    A Qld barrister though.
     
  18. Mong

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    The story is more and more interesting by the day. :joy:
     
  19. butchmcdick

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    Wait

    This might not be the age old tale of a mayor just picking up 50k in cash from a barrister's client to drop off to him ?
     
  20. Pantherjim.

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    "Pisasale" ?

    I'd wager his surname is pronounced "Pi-sas-ali" for piss take prevention?
     

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