BIKIE RAT IN POLICE RANKS – Tuesday May 7 2013

– Underworld informers and police are at risk after being identified in secret documents stolen by a corrupt cop and given to outlaw bikies.
An ashen-faced Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said that raids on three properties a fortnight ago had discovered a staggering volume of sensitive police files, the leaking of which put lives, investigations and possibly criminal trials at risk.
Detectives are working through a list of informers leaked by the rogue officer.
But police are yet to find all of those in danger, and could not rule out that some of those informers may already have been the victims of payback attacks.
Police say they have “no idea” how many investigations have been jeopardised by the breach, which has also exposed officers and put their lives in danger.
Mr Lay said a junior member from a station in the north-west metropolitan region was at the centre of the breach. Sources said the outlaw bikie club that had corrupted the officer was the Hells Angels.
The Herald Sun has also learned a former member with the Comanchero outlaw bikie gang is suspected by the underworld of being an informer. But police confirmed there were no established links with the ex-bikie and the current investigation.
Mr Lay said the leaking was the “gravest breach of police security” he had seen in his career.
A 31-man taskforce, codenamed Keel, headed by Assistant Commissioner Steve Fontana, will probe whether the leaks have led to informers being victims of payback attacks.
Taskforce Keel follows the Taskforce Eagle, established in March to identify rats in the ranks associated with outlaw gangs.
Mr Lay said the officer at the centre of the scandal would be charged.
Mr Lay said the taskforce was working to ascertain whether the officer had links with the bikie gang before becoming a police officer.
Last year the Herald Sun reported the bashing of suspected police informer Mick Mantzaris – a body builder with connections to corrupt former police officer Andrew Tait – who was clubbed by members of the Comanchero in a Doveton driveway.
Senior figures of the Comanchero and Bandidos have been linked to members of the force in recent months, which is suspected of derailing a covert operation in 2010 dubbed Operation Corsair – Wayne Flower & Anthony Dowsley


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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