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Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale faces six more charges

Charges against Mr Pisasale include corruption, misconduct in public office, perjury and fraud.

Charges against Mr Pisasale include corruption, misconduct in public office, perjury and fraud. Photo: AAP

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale has been slapped with more charges by Queensland’s corruption watchdog over allegations he received corrupt payments from a property developer.

Pisasale, 66, is due to face the Brisbane Magistrates Court on November 7 charged with official corruption, fraud, misconduct, perjury and possession of a restricted drug.

The Crime and Corruption Commission will allege the perjury offence was committed at an investigative hearing conducted as part of a CCC investigation.

The CCC said in a statement the official corruption charge related to corrupt payments allegedly made to the former mayor by a property developer.

Pisasale, who was re-elected with 83 per cent of the Ipswich mayoral vote in March 2016, resigned in his pyjamas and a dressing gown four months ago citing health reasons after 13 years in the job.

Later that day, reports broke that he was intercepted at Melbourne airport on May 13 by Australian Federal Police carrying $50,000 cash in a bag.

He was charged a fortnight later by the CCC with extortion and assault-related offences, then charged again in early August with two counts of attempting to pervert justice.

The existing charges are currently before the court.

Several other Ipswich council figures have also been charged by the CCC with criminal offences.

-AAP

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