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Former boss at iconic Sydney hotel barred

AAP logoAAP 17/11/2016

The former manager of Sydney's iconic Imperial Hotel has been fined more than $5000 and banned from managing any pub or bar for three years due to "serious mismanagement".

The Erskineville pub made famous in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, was dealt two closure orders in just over a month in 2015 after investigations by NSW Police and the state's liquor authority allegedly found patrons and even staff openly taking drugs on the premises.

Inspectors also found drunk pub-goers, noise and crowd control issues, as well as CCTV cameras not working.

On Thursday the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority Board announced a finding that then-manager Murat Kilic was not a fit or proper person to manage a licensed venue.

Mr Kilic has been ordered to pay Liquor and Gaming NSW's investigation costs of $5233 and is barred from being the approved manager of a licensed premises or a close associate of a licensee for three years.

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