BOB Reilly is the former Manly boss we exposed three years ago for his dodgy conduct as chairman of the leagues club. He has now been banned from any management role at any licensed club for three years after a lengthy investigation by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority found he was not a fit and proper person to hold a position. The investigation confirmed what we reported back in 2012 that over a three-year period Reilly had cashed 98 personal cheques at the club totalling almost $450,000. He was also paid $17,000 in unapproved expenses. Reilly remains a board member of the Manly District Football Club and was previously deputy chairman of the Sea Eagles’ NRL club. He was banned in 2012 from entering the leagues club. His photograph was removed from a frame alongside other board members and was displayed more prominently at the front door of the club with a warning that he is not to enter the premises under any circumstances. The Sunday Telegraph has obtained a copy of the authority’s findings. The Daily Telegraph first reported on Bob Reilly’s conduct in 2012. “Mr Reilly’s responses to the complaint, which primarily take the form of submissions through his solicitor rather than direct statements to the authority, convey little sense of Mr Reilly taking responsibility for his actions,” the report said. “The Authority is satisfied that its findings on the Grounds of Complaint made against Mr Reilly demonstrate a substantial failing as to his personal integrity or, at the very least, a lack of skill and ability in executing his duty as chairman to deal frankly with the club’s board. “The authority is satisfied that a substantial period of disqualification is now warranted. An order for disqualification will send a signal to the directors of other registered clubs who are not frank in their dealings with their board and who fail to undergo appropriate training to bolster their knowledge of liquor and gaming legislation and matters of corporate governance. “The Authority is satisfied that it is appropriate, for the protection of the public and the industry, to disqualify Mr Reilly from participation in the registered clubs industry as a member of a governing body or a club secretary for the maximum period available (three years).” For years I've been reading on here about how great Bob is and how he has been wronged. I can only assume that the Penns and Zorba must have framed him for this on that basis.