Chilling warning to murdered cocaine boss by his own wife: ‘You get a big head… people like that don’t survive’
- Alen Moradian was shot dead in Sydney on Tuesday
- His wife compared him to TV mob boss Tony Soprano
- She had ties to the murdered mother Lametta Fadlallah
The wife of slain drug lord Alen Moradian once compared him unfavorably to TV mob boss Tony Soprano and warned in an email that his “big head” would get him killed.
“Why are you just sitting there showing off, ‘I’m the man, I’m the man’?” Natasha Moradian wrote in a note presented at a drug trial.
“See Tony Soprano doing that? He doesn’t care who people think is in charge. He points it all to a junior for a reason – to take the heat off him…
“You, on the other hand, want the attention, you get a big headline, you love it. People like that don’t survive.’
Moradian, known as ‘Fathead’ in the underworld, was shot dead in the front seat of his car in Bondi Junction in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Tuesday morning.
Murdered mobster Alen Moradian had links through his wife to murdered Sydney mother Lametta Fadlallah (above) who was shot dead outside her home in Revesby last August
The 48-year-old was shot shortly before 8:30 a.m. in the underground car park of an apartment building next to the Holiday Inn on Spring Street.
A burnt-out car was later found 15 minutes’ drive away in James St, Zetland, while the gunman or gunmen have not been located.
Moradian, through his wife, had links to murdered Sydney mother Lametta Fadlallah, who was shot dead outside her home in Revesby last August.
Ms Fadlallah once ran a car rental business with Ms Moradian and the wife of Moradian’s fellow drug dealer Luke ‘Fatboy’ Sparos.
Company records show that Ms Fadlallah, Ms Moradian and Sparo’s wife Christine Saliba were directors of Got 2 Go Rentals between 2007 and 2008.
There is no suggestion that the Moradians, Sparos or Ms. Saliba had any involvement in Ms. Fadlallah’s death or that Ms. Moradian, Ms. Saliba or Sparos were involved in Tuesday’s execution.
The killers of 48-year-old Ms Fadlallah have not been identified.
Alen ‘Fathead’ Moradian was shot dead in the front seat of his car in Bondi Junction in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Tuesday morning. The crime scene is depicted
Moradian and Sparos were arrested in 2007 as part of a cartel responsible for importing massive amounts of cocaine from the United States.
Police seized assets during the operation, including luxury cars, boats, jet skis, motorcycles, and 17 firearms, including a gold-plated .357 magnum.
Moradian had spent $1 million in cash on Versace furniture and housewares for his Pennant Hills marital home, which was likened to an Italianate palazzo at his trial.
The crime world’s ‘Mr Big’ pleaded guilty in 2010 to importing a large commercial amount of cocaine and was sentenced in 2011 to a maximum of 16 years and nine months in prison.
The NSW District Court heard that although Moradian admitted to trafficking 40kg of the drug, investigators believed the total amount was closer to 200kg.
Moradian, who received a reduced sentence for pleading guilty and cooperating with police, received a 10-year non-parole and was eligible to be released in December 2017.