Tag Archives: Jason Moran

The Guy Who Chases Crooks: Inside The Victoria Police Purana Taskforce

March 11, 2016 It was 20 years ago when a young homicide detective learned a bitter lesson about gangsters, murders and the consequences of cutting corners. Which is you can never go off half-cocked at a cocky crook, particularly one … Continue reading

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

December 13, 2003 – The kilometre-square block in the middle of South Yarra is one of the busiest in Melbourne. Traffic regularly slows to a crawl. No one would have noticed the late-model sedan that cruised the choked streets for … Continue reading

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PUBLIC ARE FICKLE WHEN JUDGING VICTIMS’ WORTH – Saturday August 10 2013

– The editor of a major Australian daily newspaper would have been described as a benevolent dictator if he was in any way benevolent. In fact, he was a blowhard who loved the sound of his own voice almost as … Continue reading

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ON TRAIL OF ASSASSINS – Friday June 21 2013

– Carl Williams and the hitman he hired to kill Jason Moran were prime suspects almost as soon as the shots were fired. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the murder of Moran and his mate, Pasquale Barbaro – a … Continue reading

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MYSTERIES OF MAD RICHARD’S MURDER – Saturday May 11 2013

– When Thomas Jefferson said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” he was talking out of his three-pointed hat. What is actually self-evident is that men are not created equal. Compare and contrast … 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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CROOKED BOUNCE INTO ARMS OF CRIMS – Saturday February 9 2013

– The undercover detective didn’t need to check official records to identify the heavy lurking in the corner of the pub, there to protect one of Australia’s biggest speed dealers. Just a few weeks earlier, the policeman, along with 60,000 … Continue reading

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TABLES TURN ON FEARED KILLER – Tuesday September 25 2012

– There are crims who, despite possessing a chronic streak of dishonesty, can be quite charming. Rodney Charles Collins is not one of them. At a time when many gangsters have become household names Collins remains nearly anonymous, partially because … Continue reading

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CORRUPT COPS, GANG WARS AND EXECUTIONS….THAT’S WHAT I WAS DEALING WITH – Sunday July 29 2012

– A Royal commission into Victoria Police was considered at the highest levels of the State Government after the Hodson killings, former premier Steve Bracks reveals in a new book. In his soon-to-be released autobiography, Mr Bracks reveals he was … Continue reading

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING GUN – Tuesday March 13 2012

– One of Victoria’s top detectives says he could have halted gangland bloodshed if police divers had recovered a pistol thrown off the West Gate Bridge. The gun had been used to kill standover man Alphonse Gangitano but after three … Continue reading

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