Suspended Moreton Bay mayor Allan Sutherland will face a committal mention in March on two criminal charges of misconduct in public office.
Cr Sutherland did not appear at his case’s first mention at Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning, but was represented by his lawyer Glen Cranny.
Cr Sutherland has been mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council since it was formed as part of council amalgamations in 2008. He was previously mayor of Redcliffe City Council.
He was charged in December last year by the Crime and Corruption Commission with both counts of misconduct.