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Ex-NT govt staffer guilty of corruption

AAP logoAAP 25/10/2016 Lucy Hughes Jones

A former Northern Territory ministerial adviser has been found guilty of corruptly receiving kickbacks from a travel agent while he was chief of staff to then Country Liberals minister Bess Price.

Paul Mossman accepted free and discounted flights from Latitude Travel's Xana Kamitsis in 2013 and 2014 in return for more than $300,000 in exclusive government contracts.

On Tuesday, a jury in the NT Supreme Court found him guilty on two counts of corruptly receiving a benefit.

Mossman, a former adviser to ex-chief minister Adam Giles, allegedly went on a free trip to Kuala Lumpur, took his son to New York, and his daughter to Sydney between 2013 and 2014 through the company.

Crown prosecutor David Morters said Mossman sent "wink wink, nudge nudge" emails to Kamitsis, flagging new business opportunities and hinting he wanted to go on holidays to Bali and the Philippines.

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