How the slain cocaine drug lord dubbed ‘Australia’s Tony Soprano’ turned his McMansion suburb into a ‘Versace Palace’ and painted the roof as if it were the Sistine Chapel
- Alen Moradian named as cocaine kingpin shot in Bondi Junction
The cocaine cartel boss who was executed in a gangland hit at Bondi Junction in Sydney’s eastern suburbs was dubbed the “Tony Soprano” of Sydney by his own wife, who warned him he wouldn’t “survive” if he kept showing off .
Alen Moradian, 49, was gunned down before 8:30am on Tuesday in the underground car park of a block of flats next to Bondi Junction’s Holiday Inn hotel on Spring Street.
Alen Moradian had used the proceeds from the Golden Gun drug smuggling operation to decorate his Pennant Hills mansion in designer decor, complete with a Sistine Chapel-esque ceiling (pictured)
He was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2011 for his role as boss of the drug syndicate ‘Golden Gun’ which imported and trafficked more than 300 kg of cocaine in Australia in 2005 and 2006.
He had used the proceeds of the drug smuggling to furnish his Pennant Hills mansion with designer decor, complete with a Sistine Chapel-esque ceiling. The police called it the “Versace Palace.”
But it emerged during his trial that his wife, Natasha Moradian, had warned her husband not to show off.
“Why are you sitting there showing off… see Tony Soprano doing that? He points it all to a junior for a reason – to take the heat away from him,” read an email Ms Moradian wrote to her husband.
“You, on the other hand, want the attention, you get a big headline, you love it. Such people will not survive,” the email read.
More to come.