NSW Developer Donations: 1999 “Secret pay-off claim as tycoons clash”

The Australian, 

September 22, 1999


PROPERTY king Lang Walker secretly paid political donations to stitch up lucrative land deals, a former business partner told a court yesterday.
Developer Robert Hogarth, who is suing the tycoon for $48 million, accused Mr Walker of manipulating him to hide $220,000 in gifts to the NSW Liberal, National and Labor parties a few weeks before the 1995 State election.

 The accusation, which stems from a failed $20 million land deal between the two entrepreneurs, emerged at the beginning of a major NSW Supreme Court case. ( More… )



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