Former #Perth City Council employee Brett Edward Kenny admits to corruption

Brett Edward Kenny leaves the District Court.A FORMER Perth City Council employee has admitted to official corruption, taking bribes and lying to the CCC, on the day he was due to go to trial over the long-running allegations.

In WA’s District Court today, Brett Edward Kenny, 57, pleaded guilty to acting corruptly to gain a benefit between 2012 and 2014, seeking a bribe in 2013, and giving false and misleading evidence to the Corruption and Crime Commission during a hearing in 2014.

The allegations were first revealed in 2016, when Kenny was arrested at a brothel in Canberra and extradited back to WA, after a hearing in the ACT was told the original charges related to a $350,000 fraud from which he was personally alleged to have gained $25,000.

Today, in the charges Kenny pleaded guilty to, it was said he had acted corruptly to gain a benefit for himself and Hervey Harms, the director of a Perth electrical contracting company.

He also admitted that between August and December 2013 he had sought a monthly bribe of $1000 in return for work to the value of $5000.

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