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PIZZA RESTAURANTS SPRAYED WITH GUNFIRE

Friday November 1 2013 – Three Woodstock restaurants operated by champion pizza maker Tony Cannata, were sprayed with bullets in an hour of drive-by mayhem on Wednesday night. Last night, Mr Cannata remained shaken. His Woodstocks in Fitzroy and Carlton … Continue reading

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BOTTOM FEEDERS: A TALE OF TWO TONIES – Saturday April 27 2013

– Elite units often adopt animal mascots such as tigers, bulldogs or even Tassie devils to illustrate their fighting spirit. So it remains a mystery why the Purana Ganglands Taskforce concluded the most appropriate creature to represent it was a … Continue reading

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MOKBEL PARTNER IN NURSING HOME PROBE

Tuesday February 12 2013 – Tony Mokbel’s business partner Jack Smit is involved with a troubled nursing home empire at the centre of investigations by the Department of Health and the Federal Police. Company documents show that Mr Smit is … Continue reading

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BOSS PAID $1 MILLION IN ONE DAY – Sunday February 10 2013

– The director of a group of aged care homes sanctioned for poor patient care and under investigation by the Coroner over a resident’s death was paid a $1 million on one day. A two-month Sunday Herald Sun investigation has … Continue reading

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GLASS ATTACK IN CAFE – Saturday December 29 2012

– A man sitting in an outdoor cafe has been struck with a glass in a savage attack caught on security camera in St Kilda. The attack happened in Acland Street about 1:30 am on Thursday. Police have been told … Continue reading

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CURTAIN FALLS ON A BUSY YEAR AND A LONG-RUNNING SHOW – Saturday December 22 2012

– First a little secret. Confidential research conducted for this journal shows the “Naked City” column draws a loyal, if eclectic, band of followers. Sure, focus groups indicate the readership falls into three distinct categories: those with criminal records, police … Continue reading

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WEBSITES STIRRING UP ATTACK FEARS – Tuesday December 18 2012

– Social media sites are stoking fears of an increase in random sex attacks but are also providing a high-tech tool for police investigating sexual assaults. A string of high-profile attacks, including the murder of Jill Meagher and a string … Continue reading

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NEW POLICE ACADEMY IN TRAIN – Monday November 19 2012

– A $30 million state-of-the-art police academy will be built next year in a bid to make Victoria a centre of training excellence. The new academy will be in Hume, north-west of Melbourne. The now redundant Victoria University campus at … Continue reading

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IN THIS WAR OF THE POSEURS, TRUTH IS A THORNY ISSUE – Saturday September 22 2012

– Sometimes the best dramas are found off-Broadway, and this is often the case in Melbourne’s bustling court precinct. The big murder trials usually draw the crowds, and even the most casual observer can pick the alleged baddies from the … Continue reading

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GANGSTER’S PARTNER,LOVER AND $40M DEAL – Friday August 24 2012

– Tony Mokbel’s former lover and his business partner are accused of trying to muscle in on a $40 million property development. The messy dispute involves claims of $1 million in missing money, email hacking and document fraud. Danielle McGuire, … Continue reading

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