Email By Sarah Farnsworth Updated September 13, 2019 10:43:25 Photo: Tony Mokbel is currently in hospital after being attacked in prison. (AAP: Julian Smith) Related Story: Melbourne gangland lawyer explains why she became a police informant Related Story: Gangland getaway driver eyes freedom in wake of Informer 3838 scandal Map: Melbourne 3000 Some of the country's most feared gangland criminals are eyeing freedom after their convictions were potentially tainted by the involvement of criminal barrister and police informant Nicola Gobbo, also known as Lawyer X.Faruk Orman has become the first man to have his gangland conviction quashed over the Victorian legal scandal, after the Court of Appeal found he had suffered a substantial miscarriage of justice in his murder trial.The overturning of his conviction will offer encouragement to others serving long jail stints after they were convicted in trials where Ms Gobbo played a role — including underworld figure Tony … [Read more...] about Tony Mokbel and the other criminals who could walk free thanks to the Lawyer X scandal
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Email Nino Bucci, ABC Investigations, and James Oaten Updated February 07, 2019 15:58:08 Video: Why you should care about the Lawyer X affair (ABC News) Related Story: Lawyer X scandal widens, up to five other lawyers may have acted as informants Related Story: Melbourne gangland lawyer explains why she became a police informant Related Story: Victoria announces royal commission into potentially tainted gangland convictions Map: VIC The lawyer at the centre of an informer scandal enveloping Victoria Police became a snitch two years before she was admitted to practice, raising questions about whether she was recruited after being charged with drug offences as a university student. Key points:Informer 3838 escaped conviction when drugs were found in a share house where she lived in 1993 In 1995, Informer 3838 was first registered as a police informer, not 2005 as previously thoughtA commissioner whose time at Victoria Police overlaps with the use of the informant has … [Read more...] about Informer 3838 may have been recruited as police informer after being charged with drug offences
Email Posted December 10, 2019 07:56:42 Video: Video from eyewitness Michael Schade shows before and after the eruption. (ABC News) (ABC News) Related Story: Five dead, no signs of life on volcano-hit New Zealand island Related Story: Within a minute this camera was destroyed. There are fears for the people in its final frame Related Story: Tourists had 'very little' warning ahead of deadly volcanic eruption Map: New Zealand Three Australians are feared to be among those killed by a volcanic explosion on New Zealand's White Island.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said eight other Australians remained missing and 13 were being treated in hospital.More to come. Topics: disasters-and-accidents, volcanic-eruption, death, community-and-society, new-zealand … [Read more...] about Three Australians feared dead after volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island
Email By national sport reporter David Mark Posted December 10, 2019 07:51:59 Photo: The saga around Russia's state-sponsored doping has been going on for years. (AP: David J Phillip) Related Story: Russia banned from Olympics for doping infringements Related Story: Russia may be wiped from the sporting map Related Story: Russia denied right to march under its own flag as IOC upholds ban Map: Russian Federation The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) decision to ban Russia from world sports championships for four years is the strongest ever ban handed down.In the inglorious history of state-sanctioned doping from the East German athlete factories of the 60s and 70s to the Chinese in the 80s and 90s and Russia — most notably at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 — it's the first time whole-scale sanctions have been handed down against an entire country.That takes it far further than any suspension handed down to individuals, like the life ban for disgraced … [Read more...] about What could WADA’s blanket ban on Russia mean going forward?
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