January 21, 2022

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Public servant charged with corruption identified

Luke Walter Burns, 39, of Huntfield Heights, confronted the Adelaide Magistrates Court docket on Wednesday.

Until finally now, all information of Burns’ id and the corruption case against him had been topic to blanket suppression orders.

Individuals orders, which prohibited the media from reporting everything to do with him or his case, had been some of the most restrictive imposed by the SA courts in the previous 18 months.

They had been revoked on Wednesday adhering to a profitable software by The Advertiser.

Burns has nevertheless to plead to costs which includes becoming a general public officer who utilised details to safe a reward, and to misusing details received by means of his placement.

Court docket files allege the costs come up from Burns’ conduct concerning Oct 2018 and May 2019, but do not detail the nature of his alleged offending.

Burns is also billed with possessing a prescription drug – an allegation, the court docket has listened to, that arose through the investigation of the corruption counts.

On Wednesday, prosecutors explained to the court docket they had been proceeding with the case against Burns and questioned he enter pleas.

Counsel for Burns, nevertheless, stated their customer would not be carrying out so nevertheless.

They questioned his bail situations be peaceful, and he be excused from reporting to law enforcement every single 7 days.

That condition, they stated, was imposed to allow for him to do the job at Roxby Downs but, specified he now worked in the Adelaide Hills, it was no extended necessary.

Justice of the peace Gary Fisher agreed, deleting the condition and revoking the suppression order.

He remanded Burns on continuing bail to remedy the costs in July.

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