Saturday August 24 2013

– An ex-cop suspected of organising the murders of police informer Terry Hodson and wife Christine has blamed drug boss Tony Mokbel in a new book.
Former drug squad detective Paul Dale says in Disgraced: The Cop At The Centre Of Melbourne’s Gangland Wars that the crime could have been revenge for Hodson’s role in a rip-off linked to Mokbel.
A house in East Oakleigh was burgled of hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs on Grand Final day, 2003.
Hodson and Mr Dale’s former drug squad colleague, David Miechel, were charged after being caught red-handed at the scene. Miechel is serving 12 years in jail.
Hodson, 56, who’d agreed to give evidence that Mr Dale was involved, was shot dead with wife Christine at their Kew East home in May 2004.
Mr Dale was charged with having arranged for hitman Rodney Charles Collins – now serving life for a similar double murder – to murder Hodson. Charges against both were later dropped.
Mr Dale writes: “If Big Tony was upset about Terry Hodson robbing the drug house and – if the rumours were true – doing him out of a lot of money, he only needed to have a chat to his father-in-law (Collins) for advice.”
Mr Dale refers to a meeting between Mokbel, gang boss Carl Williams and Collins.
“Without any help from me, any or all of these men easily had motive to kill Terry.”
The book also claims Hodson was involved in a plot to kill Williams, who found out about it, and that police “green-lit” Hodson to keep selling drugs as long as he was informing.
“I didn’t have anything to do with murdering the Hodsons,” Dale told the Herald Sun, saying police failed to look at about 150 suspects.
He said Williams was secretly recorded talking of how Lewis Moran and Hodson had put a contract on him. “Within weeks (they) had been gunned down.
“Williams was convicted of killing Moran and admitted organising a hitman to kill Hodson. All he had to do was invent a story that I orchestrated (it and) he’d get full indemnity and close to two million bucks,” Mr Dale said – Mark Buttler & Keith Moor


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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