Tag Archives: Bernie Balmer

MEET BERNIE THE ATTORNEY – Saturday June 1 2013

– Bernie “the Attorney” Balmer jokes about running away from the gunshots the day a hitman killed Raymond Patrick Bennett in the old City Court in 1979, when young Balmer was a clerk of courts. “I could have won the … Continue reading

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RYE MANSLAUGHTER ACCUSED GETS BAIL – Tuesday January 8 2013

– A teenager charged with the manslaughter of David Cassai after a brawl in Rye on New Year’s Eve has been granted bail. Dylan Closter, 18, made his second application for bail in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday morning. He … Continue reading

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TEENAGE ATTACKER TELLS POLICE HE WAS PROVOKED – Tuesday January 8 2013

– Friends of a teenager accused of fatally bashing 22-year-old David Cassai on New Year’s Eve tried to restrain him, a court heard yesterday. Dylan John Closter, 18, allegedly broke free and chased Mr Cassai before delivering a roundhouse-style punch … Continue reading

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TAUNT AFTER FATAL BLOW – Friday January 4 2013

– “That’s what we’re here for.” These were the taunting words uttered by David Cassai’s teenage attacker as the young Templestowe man lay unconscious on a Rye footpath, police told a bail hearing yesterday. Dylan John Closter, 18, laughed and … Continue reading

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CITIZEN ON BOAT CHARGE – Friday October 7 2011

– At least one of the alleged key players in a global people-smuggling operation was made an Aussie after slipping into the country illegally a decade ago. Former Iraqi man Ali Haidari, 36, of Thornbury, arrived in Australia on an … Continue reading

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