Former Bathurst mayor found guilty over blackmail note

By Stephanie Gardiner
Updated May 31 2023 - 11:56am, first published 11:51am
Former Bathurst Mayor Robert "Bobby" Bourke has been found guilty of sending a blackmail note. (Murray McCloskey/AAP PHOTOS)
Former Bathurst Mayor Robert "Bobby" Bourke has been found guilty of sending a blackmail note. (Murray McCloskey/AAP PHOTOS)

It was an almost imperceptible slip of the tongue that revealed former Bathurst mayor Bobby Bourke was part of a blackmail plot against a female councillor he believed was getting in the way of his power.