Original article by Jenny Wiggins
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 16 : 12-Dec-18
Leighton Holdings’ former CFO Peter Gregg will be sentenced on 31 January after being convicted on two counts of falsifying the construction firm’s accounts. Gregg had pleaded not guilty to the charges of breaching section 1307(1) of the Corporations Act. Each offence carries a maximum penalty of two years in jail or a fine of $11,000. The case centred on a steel supply deal with a United Arab Emirates-based company in 2011 which involved two payments worth a combined $US15m. Gregg was Leighton’s CFO until 2014; he resigned as CEO of Primary Health Care in early 2017 to contest the charges.
LEIGHTON HOLDINGS LIMITED, ASIAN GLOBAL PROJECTS AND TRADING FZE, PRIMARY HEALTH CARE LIMITED – ASX PRY, CIMIC GROUP LIMITED – ASX CIM, LEIGHTON WELSPUN CONTRACTORS PRIVATE LIMITED, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS COMMISSION, DISTRICT COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES