Cellmate of the murdered gangland killer Carl Williams is accused of the murder case of Richard Mladenich
- Tommy Ivanovic, 44, was arrested on Moreland Road in Brunswick West
- The arrest comes months after investigators have asked for information again
- Ivanovic was released from prison last year after a fury in 2002
- He was imprisoned with Carl Williams when the murderer was brutally murdered
- Mladenich was considered an eccentric standover man and drug dealer
A prison farmer of gangland killer Carl Williams has been accused of a historic underworld crime.
& # 39; Little & # 39; Tommy Ivanovic, known as & # 39; The Gun & # 39 ;, was in the room when Williams was killed in prison by Matthew Johnson on April 19, 2010.
He was arrested on Wednesday for the murder of Richard Mladenich, who was reportedly one of Williams & # 39; s first hired hit jobs.
Richard Mladenich was shot dead nearly 20 years ago at the Esquire Motel in St Kilda. A prison guard of underworld figure Carl Williams was arrested on Wednesday for the murder.
& # 39; Little & # 39; Tommy Ivanovic, known as & # 39; The Gun & # 39 ;, was in the room when Williams was killed in prison by Matthew Johnson (photo) on April 19, 2010.
Ivanovic was arrested at 11 o'clock in Moreland Rd, West Brunswick – just north of Melbourne – by Purana Task Force investigators.
He was only released from prison last year after a fury on the road in 2002 in West Brunswick.
The police had believed that he would also be on the phone in a few minutes after the Williams attack on a man the police suspected had hit him.
Although he was never charged with the murder.
Ivanovic had his share of enemies in the underworld and was stabbed himself in Barwon Prison in what was probably revenge for an attack on a former mate three years earlier.
The Herald sun reported that he will be interviewed about the Mladenich murder and allegations of cocaine trafficking and vehicle insurance fraud.
Mladenich was shot dead nearly 20 years ago at the Esquire Motel in St Kilda.
He was considered a strange standover man and drug dealer.
His killer was seen by at least three witnesses with dark sunglasses.
The police launched a major cold case investigation in July this year and gave a $ 1 million reward for information that led to a conviction.
Allegedly Ivanovic is a close collaborator of both underworld figure Rocco Arico and the murderer of Williams, who is the head of the Prisoners of War prison gang.
Carl Williams was suspected of ordering the hit against Richard Mladenich, who was murdered nearly 20 years ago
Matthew Johnson prepares to kill Carl Williams in Barwon prison in 2010. Tommy Ivanovic was detained in the same unit as both men and was once a trusted gangland murderer friend
The weapon that Matthew Johnson used to kill Carl Williams. The police thought that Tommy Ivanovic might have had something to do with it, but he was never charged
The murder of Williams sent shock waves through the Victorian crime community and many saw it as the end of a chapter in the long-running crime war in Victoria.
Ivanovic was the only other prisoner in the room when Williams was fatally attacked at a time when he reportedly assisted the police.
Johnson was eventually convicted of Williams's murder and sentenced to 32 years in prison.
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