Bruce Murdoch, a neuroscientist formerly of the University of Queensland, will appear in court next week to face fraud charges stemming from an investigation that has already led to three retractions, several corrections, and similar charges for one of his colleagues.
Here’s the notice from the Crime and Corruption Commission:
The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has issued a former University of Queensland researcher with a Notice to Appear in court on 16 fraud-related offences.
The CCC will allege that the 64-year-old Wivenhoe Pocket man fabricated research findings and fraudulently applied for public and private research funding. It will be further alleged that he produced false reports on the progress of research.
The CCC today issued the man with a Notice to Appear in court on the following offences:
- 3 x Fraud, contrary to section 408C of the Queensland Criminal Code
- 1 x Forge and utter, contrary to section 488 of the Queensland Criminal Code
- 7 x Fraudulent falsification of records, contrary to section 430 of the Queensland Criminal Code
- 5 x General dishonesty, contrary to section 135.1 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code
The man is scheduled to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 19 December 2014.
As a result of the same investigation,
The investigation is now finalised.
As the matter is before the courts, the CCC will not comment further.
Murdoch’s former colleague and the 29-year-old woman referred to in the notice, Caroline Barwood, appeared in court on November 5 and was granted bail.