'$130k paid in secret commissions to public servant'

A CRIME and Misconduct Commission investigation has led to a senior public servant facing 59 charges for allegedly receiving $133,345 in secret commissions.

News Corporation reported Paul Timothy Vasey, 55, from Reedy Creek appeared briefly in the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday  after the Crime and Misconduct Commission served him with a notice to appear last month.

The CMC said, in a statement earlier in the day, the man was a senior procurement manager at the former Department of Innovation, Information, Economy, Sport and Recreation.

It is alleged that over an extended period, he requested and received, fees from contractors for work done for the department.

A cleaning, maintenance and security contractor was charged with fraud in May last year as a result of the same CMC investigation.

The 49-year-old Slacks Creek man appeared in the Brisbane District Court on March 7, where he received an 18-month suspended jail term.

He was also ordered to pay $18,345.90 in restitution to the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing.