CMC clears Campbell Newman
THE Crime and Misconduct Commission will not conduct investigations into LNP leader Campbell Newman over a raft of allegations involving developer donations, misconduct of council staff and corruption.
In a statement issued this afternoon, the CMC said it not believe Mr Newman was guilty of official misconduct, although it will investigate the developer donations made to the LNP's Forward Brisbane Leadership fund the week before a controversial development was approved by the Brisbane City Council.
In a statement, a CMC spokeswoman said the watchdog had decided the issue of whether there was evidence of administrative deficiency on the part of the council over a $15 million land deal in Tennyson should be referred to the Queensland Ombudsman.
It is alleged the BCC bought land off the company Mirvac in Tennyson for $15 million without an independent evaluation.
Mr Newman has always maintained he had nothing to do with the deal.
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