GOBBO UNDER ATTACK – Thursday March 21 2013

– A barrister who secretly taped a conversation with a former detective was the “baroness of treachery”, a jury heard yesterday.
Former detective Paul Dale is on trial in the Supreme Court, accused of lying to the Australian Crime Commission about his relationship with the late underworld murderer Carl Williams.
The Crown case partly relies on a recording secretly made by barrister Nicola Gobbo in 2008, in which Mr Dale allegedly admitted a clandestine relationship with Williams.
Yesterday, Geoffrey Steward, for Mr Dale, launched a stinging attack on Ms Gobbo, describing her as “an excuse for a lawyer”.
He said she was a former lover, friend and confidante of Mr Dale’s.
He said the prosecution was extraordinarily unfair; Mr Dale’s cultivation of Williams as a criminal informer should have been commended.
“He might even get a pat on the back from his superiors – ‘Good detective work, Paul’,” Mr Steward said.
He said the prosecution also relied on the evidence of criminals, none of whom could be trusted.
“(They are) a quartet of individuals who personify deceit, deception, treachery, manipulation, self-interest and abhorrent character traits,” Mr Steward said.
He said prosecutors had done deals with killers and drug dealers in exchange for statements against Mr Dale.
“Offers are made to pay (Carl Williams’ father) George Williams’ tax bill of $750,000, educate (Carl Williams’ daughter) Dakota.
“Make a statement and support Carl Williams, so that his 35-year jail term might be reduced. Dates when a reward for $1 million was offered. Dates when he was offered immunity,” Mr Steward said.
One key witness, called Witness B, also agreed to give a statement just weeks before he was sentenced for murder.
“Six or seven weeks before his murder plea, he’s taken to make a secret statement, makes a lot of statements against people, one of whom is Paul Dale…But he’s told you – he’s told you, albeit, reluctantly – that he’d previously lied on his oath…Another perjurer.”
The trial, before Justice Elizabeth Curtain, is continuing – Padraic Murphy


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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