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Tuesday 31 January 2017

17-020MR Former Leighton employees charged

Mr Peter Alan Gregg, of Pyrmont, NSW, has appeared in the Downing Centre Local Court today on criminal charges following an ASIC investigation.

Mr Gregg has been charged with two counts of contravening section 1307(1) of the Corporations Act 2001.

ASIC alleges that Mr Gregg, as an officer of Leighton Holdings Ltd (LHL), engaged in conduct which resulted in the falsification of LHL's books.

The matter was adjourned until 28 February 2017.

Mr Russell John Waugh, of Maylands, Western Australia, has also been charged in relation to this matter, and will appear before the Downing Centre Local Court on 28 February 2017.

This matter is being prosecuted by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

Editor's note:  

On 28 February the proceedings were adjourned to 14 March 2017.  

Editor's note 2:  

On 14 March 2017 Mr Gregg and Mr Waugh were committed to stand trial in the District Court. The matters are next listed in the District Court on 24 March 2017.

Editor's note 3:

On 24 March 2017, the matter was listed for trial beginning 27 November 2017.

Editor's note 4:

On 29 November 2017, the trial was adjourned until 15 October 2018.

Editor's note 5:

The trial has been re-listed to commence on 22 October 2018.

Editor's note 6:

Mr Gregg was found guilty on 11 December 2018 (18-374MR). On 30 July, the Court indicated that Mr Gregg would receive a total effective sentence of two years imprisonment, to be served by way of an Intensive Correction Order. He was sentenced on 29 August and subsequently lodged an appeal (19-196MR). On 30 September 2020, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal allowed Mr Gregg’s appeal. The Court quashed the verdict of guilty and entered a verdict of acquittal on each count (20-228MR).