January 21, 2019

Fraser Coast Mayor charged with misconduct, computer hacking

A Queensland Mayor has been arrested and charged with official misconduct and computer hacking by the state's corruption watchdog.

Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor Chris Loft was arrested this afternoon.

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has charged him with two counts of misconduct in relation to public office and one of computer hacking.

He has also been charged with disclosure of official secrets and wilfully disclosing information.

The CCC said the alleged offences happened while he was Mayor.

Mr Loft is due to appear in the Magistrates Court in Hervey Bay in January.

The council takes in the Wide Bay–Burnett cities of Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

He was elected to the position in 2016.

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