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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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FOOTBALL: A BEAUTIFUL GAME OF MUSIC TO A MATCH-FIXER’S EARS

Tuesday September 17 2013 – Some in the crowd thought the international referee had lost his marbles – or at the very least the pea from his whistle. What else could explain why he refused to call time on the … Continue reading

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PLAYERS EARN BEER MONEY

Monday September 16 2013 – No one could work out why the second-tier soccer side filled with internationals could play so badly. And no one could work out why the professional footballers had agreed to play for beer money – … Continue reading

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GLOBAL CRIMINAL MASTERMIND SUSPECTED OF MATCH-FIXING

Monday September 16 2013 – The world’s biggest match-fixer is suspected of masterminding the rigging of professional soccer matches in the Victoria Premier League while under police protection in Europe. A Fairfax Media investigation can reveal that authorities are examining … Continue reading

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NIKOLIC NAILED TO THE WALL

Thursday September 5 2013 – Caulfield Cup-winning jockey Danny Nikolic says a homicide squad detective pinned him to the wall by his throat during a routine interview over a minor assault allegation. Nikolic is charged with assaulting Detective Senior Constable … Continue reading

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DETECTIVE DENIES PUNCHING JOCKEY

Thursday September 5 2013 – Whether champion jockey Danny Nikolic is guilty of assaulting another jockey or a police officer investigating the murder of his father-in-law will be decided today in the Melbourne Magistrates Court. Daniel Mario Nikolic, 38, the … Continue reading

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COURT HEARS OF NIKOLIC POLICE INTERVIEW CLASH

Saturday August 24 2013 – The police officer allegedly assaulted by champion jockey Danny Nikolic was a homicide detective probing Nikolic as a “person of interest” in the murder of his father-in-law, racehorse owner Les Samba, a court has heard. … 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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POLICE CLUES ON MURDER – Tuesday July 30 2013

– Police have revealed a breakthrough in the murder investigation of slain horse trainer Les Samba. Detectives released a previously unseen CCTV image of two men they say spoke to Mr Samba, at Crown Casino, where he was staying, just … Continue reading

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GATTO PAL FEARS FOR LIFE AFTER TAPE LEAK – Sunday July 28 2013

– A covert recording of a conversation between gangland figure Matt Tomas and detectives from Victoria Police’s Purana Taskforce about a sensitive murder investigation has been leaked to Melbourne’s underworld, including members of outlaw motorcycle gangs. Mr Tomas, who is … Continue reading

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