More charges for ex-Ipswich Mayor
Former Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale will face court this week on charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Mr Pisasale is currently on bail on three separate charges, including extortion.
The former mayor resigned after the state’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) announced it was investigating an incident in which Mr Pisasale was found at Melbourne airport carrying $50,000 cash.
The CCC has now released a statement saying it served a notice to appear on two more charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Reports say one of the allegations is that Mr Pisasale had called his former driver, Steve Potts, to offer help in finding a job in exchange for Mr Potts recanting allegations the former mayor had misused his official car.
Earlier reports had stated that Mr Potts revealed Mr Pisasale had used his mayoral car and driver for chauffeur-driven trips to brothels and massage parlours.
Mr Pisasale is required to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 8.
Meanwhile, polling for the Ipswich by-election triggered by Mr Pisasale’s resignation suggests 34.1 per cent of voters would vote for acting Ipswich mayor Paul Tully, while 27.5 per cent favoured sitting councillor Andrew Antoniolli, both members of the Labor Party.