Professional Misconduct

Benjamin Chuan Cheng Tee

Address: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Age: 58
Sex: Male
Occupation: Project Manager
Date: 17 April


Benjamin Chuan Cheng Tee was found guilty of corruption and seeking a bribe as a public officer on 17 April 2014 at the Perth District Court.

Tee started working as a project manager with the Department of Housing in 2010 and, at the time of the offences in 2011 and 2012, was responsible for the project management of an indigenous housing project in Dampier, the Corruption and Crime Commission said in a statement.

His role included managing project budgets, building contractors, building estimates and project variations.

The CCC investigation found that Tee used his position to act corruptly and seek bribes from two building contractors employed on the housing project.

"Tee suggested to the contractors that he could 'take care of contractors and approve variations' in exchange for money, which he intended to use to pay for holidays, take care of his family and pay bills," the CCC said.

"The contractors each refused every approach by Tee.

Judge Julie Wager sentenced the accused to 10 months imprisonment.