Tag Archives: Victorian County Court

THE END OF THE ROAD FOR A DRUG PROPERTIES’ MANAGER

Sunday September 15 2013 – Van Hung Nguyen arrived from Vietnam in 2002 for an agricultural show in Brisbane he didn’t attend, then disappeared for nine years until he resurfaced to apply for a new business visa. By April last … Continue reading

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HOW A TAXI RIDE CAN TURN DANGEROUS

Saturday September 14 2013 – She was not much more than a kid really, the drugged, drunk and depressed schoolgirl left at a suburban railway station in the early hours of the morning, hopelessly disorientated and incapable of finding her … Continue reading

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TAXI DRIVERS TARGET WOMEN

Saturday September 14 2013 – Women are being sexually assaulted by taxi drivers preying on lone females leaving clubs and parties, specialist doctors who examine rape victims warn. Research by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine shows most victims – … Continue reading

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MOTHER AND SON IN ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBERY CON

Wednesday August 21 2013 – A woman who dressed as a guard and tried to steal money from two banks has wept in court as her son, who was involved in similar crimes, was remanded in custody to await sentence. … Continue reading

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ST KILDA PROSTITUTE BRUTALLY MURDERED – Tuesday July 23 2013

– Tracy Connelly had walked St Kilda’s red light district for at least a decade and knew her work was dangerous. In 2005, her minder was run over by a man who was angry that she refused to get in … Continue reading

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POLICE BASH VICTIM CONSIDERS COMPENSATION CLAIM – Sunday July 14 2013

– Police will reopen a professional standards investigation after a court found a senior constable from Stawell had assaulted a young Somali man – punching him in the face and fracturing his jaw. A magistrate found that Mohamed Hassan, then … Continue reading

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FORGOTTEN CASUALTY OF THE GANGLAND WAR – Monday June 24 2013

– It was the forgotten murder of Victoria’s underworld killings, a small-time Queensland drug criminal who was found dumped on Melbourne’s western fringe in November 2001. Among the thieves and drug dealers of the underworld, Wayne Boyd’s execution was known … Continue reading

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MUSCLED INTO JAIL – Saturday June 15 2013

– A bodybuilder who helped steal almost half a million dollars in a clever scam to rob banks has been jailed for at least 15 months. Rocky Paul Bornino and accomplices masqueraded as Armaguard or Chubb guards,walking into banks and … Continue reading

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RECORD CASH HAUL CHARGES – Sunday June 9 2013

– A man targeted in a police raid that seized a record hail of cash and drugs has been committed to stand trial. David Ilic, 42, was arrested after police during Operation Showroom raided a Port Melbourne Kennards storage facility … Continue reading

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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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