Former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire has admitted to the central allegations at a corruption inquiry: that he used his office for personal gain and breached the public's trust.
After three days appearing at a public inquiry by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Mr Maguire used two words in the final minutes of yesterday's hearing that were central to the whole investigation: "I agree".
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Counsel assisting ICAC Scott Robertson asked Mr Maguire if he agreed "that on more than one occasion you improperly used your parliamentary resources and your position as a Member of Parliament to gain a benefit for yourself or persons close to you?"
"I'd agree," Mr Maguire said.
Mr Robertson then asked "do you also agree that during that period, between 2012 to 2018, you breached the public trust that was placed in you as a Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary and chair of the NSW Asia Pacific Friendship Group?"
"I agree," Mr Maguire said.
Those two questions addressed the central claims that ICAC had sought to investigate.
During yesterday's Mr Maguire also agreed he was driven, in part, by "profit motive" when acting to help developers, a Badgerys Creek land sale, and Chinese investors in the Pacific Islands.
He also agreed he tried to save Leeton business UWE from financial collapse in part so he could take up its job offer after he left Parliament.
Mr Maguire was discharged from his summons to ICAC and the public hearings were brought to a close.