Nearly 100 underworld criminals, including Tony Mokbel, who allege that ‘attorney X’ Nicola Gobbo infected their case after becoming a police informant, to remove fighting assignments that showed her links to top agents
- Nicola Gobbo, known as Lawyer X, was a police informant for underworld customers
- Criminals who put them away, claim cases became infected after becoming an informer
- Tony Mokbel has appealed the conviction after lawyer X spoke to the police
- Ms. Gobbo led to a royal commission after information leakage from customers
High-profile criminals who have been tricked by lawyer X Nicola Gobbo (photo) after becoming a police informant, called for their cases to be reviewed
Nearly 100 high-profile criminals who claim to have been cheated by ‘Lawyer X’ Nicola Gobbo after becoming a police adviser are still in prison fighting for an eviction notice.
Ms. Gobbo has leaked information from her high-profile criminal clients to the police and has initiated a royal commission with police informants.
She helped send a number of underworld figures to jail, including crime lord Tony Mokbel and his brother Milad, convict drug trafficker Rob Karam and mob boss Pat Barbaro.
The revelations about Ms. Gobbo’s double deal sparked a royal commission fearing that some of the nation’s most notorious criminals could soon walk free.
It is known that Mokbel, drug trafficker Rob Karam and mob bosses have appealed their convictions, the Herald Sun. reported.
The Royal Commission has gone to the Supreme Court and has requested the removal of orders concerning Ms. Gobbo. The committee believes that the orders for repression hinder their efforts to find out the truth about its relations with the police.
Victoria police are fighting to keep the gag orders active – arguing that they are needed to protect the safety of certain individuals who got deals in exchange for evidence.
She helped send a number of underworld figures to prison, including crime master Tony Mokbel (pictured) and his brother Milad, convict drug trafficker Rob Karam and mob boss Pat Barbaro
Ms. Gobbo was turned on and off as an informant three times between 1996 and 2009.
Mokbel appealed his conviction after paying Ms. Gobbo $ 1,800 for advice on his extradition from Greece after fleeing Australia in 2007.
Ms. Gobbo then informed her police officers about Mokbel’s case.
The findings of the Victoria Police Department in recruiting supergrass Ms. Gobbo as an underworld informant have been delayed until November.
The royal commission’s findings are said to be handed over by Margaret McMurdo on July 1, but the state government has granted a delay until November 30 due to continued delays.
The investigation also has an additional $ 11.5 million to complete his work, bringing the bill for the royal commission to $ 39.5 million.
That’s in addition to the $ 27 million that Victoria Police Commissioner Graham Ashton estimated at $ 27 million. The investigation cost the police and Mrs. Gobbo’s legal bills, which are paid by the state.
The report was originally due to be filed in December 2019, but was pushed back to July when it was revealed that Ms. Gobbo had been registered by the police three times, beginning in the mid-1990s when she was still a law student.
Her most productive information came at the height of the Melbourne gangland wars from 2005 to 2009, when she represented some of the state’s most notorious con artists. They included murderer Carl Williams and drug lord Tony Mokbel.
Police were ordered to stop accepting her tips in 2010, but she continued to provide information until at least 2012.
Ms McMurdo has requested an extension on several grounds, including the time it took to identify those affected by Ms Gobbo’s information.
More than 1,200 affected people have been identified to date, dating between 1997 and 2010.
Victoria police have once again been blamed for delays in providing information first requested in early 2019.
“On April 27, 2020, Victoria Police produced 38 hours of tapes of relevant intercepted phone calls, often with Ms. Gobbo,” said a statement from the committee released Tuesday.
Ms. McMurdo is also trying to have ‘a very large number of repression assignments’ amended to allow her to produce a comprehensive report.
Proceedings were brought before the Supreme Court of Victoria on Tuesday and a hearing on the matter was scheduled for Thursday.
Last year, the court agreed to amend a number of orders, many of which date back to the early and mid-2000s, so that the investigation could hear limited evidence otherwise.
Convict drug trafficker Rob Karam has petitioned for his conviction