ACT watchdog to investigate if Walter Sofronoff acted corruptly by leaking Lehrmann trial report

The former Queensland judge leaked his own report to an ABC journalist and The Australian newspaper’s Janet Albrechtsen

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The ACT’s integrity watchdog will investigate whether Walter Sofronoff acted corruptly by leaking his final report on the Bruce Lehrmann trial to select journalists ahead of its official release.

On Monday, a statement confirmed the ACT integrity commissioner, Michael Adams, would launch an investigation “into the impugned conduct as [the commissioner] suspects, on reasonable grounds, that Mr Sofronoff’s conduct may constitute corrupt conduct”.

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