SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s Cr Andrew McEwen had his property raided by police on the morning on Friday, May 18.
“In connection with the Local Government Inspectorate investigation into South Gippsland Shire Council, Victoria Police today executed a search warrant on an address in Meeniyan,” Chief Municipal Inspector David Wolf confirmed.
“As a result of the warrant, police seized computer equipment and electronic storage devices for the purposes of forensic examination of that material. As the investigation is still ongoing, no further comment can be made at this time.”
Cr McEwen was not available for a comment. A South Gippsland Shire Council spokesperson said, “We are unable to make a comment on the other matter at this stage.”