John Allman Sacked After Destroying Files To Hide Them From Corruption Inquiry
John Allman, a senior Victorian Education Department official, has just been sacked after it was discovered that he deliberately destroyed financial documents which were linking him to a certain corruption case which he did not want to be convicted for.
Currently, the country’s Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission is conducting an inquiry into an alleged corruption case which involves the misuse of schools funds within the state’s education department.
Allman, who was till now the department’s director for southeast Victoria, told the inquiry that he destroyed the said documents which were detailing financial transaction with Silverton Primary School which is located at Noble Park. In addition to that, Allman disposed of off the documents which he had destroyed into a bin at Bunnings store.
Allam opted to destroy the documents after he was visited by eight IBAC officers who had a warrant to search his home. Earlier in the day, Allman was asked whether or not he had discussed the ongoing investigations which are being carried out by IBAC officers with the now sacked Director of school resources Nino Napoli.
On Monday, it emerged that, Napoli, while serving as the Director of school resources, funneled millions of dollars which were meant for schools though a series of a family linked business.
When asked by counsel assisting IBAC Ian Hill QC on whether or not he had asked Napoli to avoid mentioning Silverton Primary School, Allman said that, “No, I don't have any memory of such a conversation.”