An Ipswich council contractor charged with fraud has become the latest person to front court accused of being corruptly connected to the controversy-stricken southeast Queensland city government.
Wayne Francis Innes, director of the now collapsed earthworks business Landfill Logistics, was last month charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission as part of an ongoing investigation.
Innes appeared briefly in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday on fresh charges of fraud, official corruption, pretending to be someone else and misconduct.
Court documents show Innes is charged in relation to an unspecified sum of money received by council chief executive James Michael Lindsay.
It is alleged the money related to a development application and contract for Austin St in Redbank Plains.
Lindsay, 53, is due to face court on October 11 after he was arrested by the CCC last Thursday and charged with official corruption.
Innes is also charged with having gained a benefit after Works, Parks and Recreation chief operating officer Craig Maudsley allegedly caused financial detriment to another business, Colmine Consulting.
The allegation again relates to Austin St.
Maudsley, 54, is expected to face Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 27 after he was served a notice to appear last Tuesday on the charge of misconduct in public office.
Innes is also charged with pretending to be a fictitious man named Brian Callaghan in November 2016 and breaching a bail condition in relation to other fraud counts.
The 57-year-old allegedly contacted former Racing Queensland procurement officer Bill Shuck on August 22.
Innes and Shuck, 52, were charged by the CCC in May 2017 with fraud, forgery and misconduct offences relating to the awarding of Racing Queensland contracts.
The case against Innes will return to court on October 9.
Earlier this year popular Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale stepped down shortly before being charged with extortion and assault-related offences.
Pisasale, 65, was later charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice after allegedly trying to get a witness to change a statement given to the CCC.
It believed the case against Pisasale is not linked to Innes, Lindsay and Maudsley.