Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale charged with extortion amid CCC investigation

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale has been arrested and charged with extortion amid an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Mr Pisasale was arrested by the CCC this afternoon in Ipswich and was taken to the Brisbane police watch house where he was formally charged with extortion and two other offences.

The CCC said the investigation was ongoing.

Prior to being charged, acting Ipswich Mayor Paul Tully said he and his colleagues were shocked by Mr Pisasale’s arrest.

“As I understand it, these are strictly personal matters — have nothing to do with the Ipswich City Council,” he said.

“It is a matter for Paul and his legal advisors and the Queensland judicial system.

“We had no warning that this could happen, but the city must go on and we’re going to provide positive leadership into the future,” Cr Tully said.

“Our sympathies do go out to Paul’s family who are obviously very concerned at this difficult time.

“I think people will still remember Paul whatever happens as the person who put Ipswich on the map, did a lot of economic development for the city.


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4 thoughts on “Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale charged with extortion amid CCC investigation”

  1. Yep.The POS.

    One by one the Mayors are coming undone.
    Long overdue.
    Gold Coast
    on and on it goes.

    My concern is that Councils have gotten away with rorting us left right and centre for a very long time but they will walk.

    All their mates who have partaken an benefited in one way or another cry,
    “He’s done no wrong”

    The corrupt investigating the corrupt. Beingbseen to be doing something but always concealing their evils.
    Evils that deny us and deprive us and cost us all dearly.

    Not that my two bob’s worth counts for jack shit but experience is an indelible teacher.

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  2. Bill,
    That’s the bottom line.
    Sadly, it gets worse.And it’s our money.Our lives.
    If the boot was on the other foot…
    I’ll have to get a boogie board


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