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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Corrupt police 'offered to kill' - Crime & Corruption -

Even more shocking revelations about the Hodson case, this time in The Age:
Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner (Crime) Simon Overland has confirmed murdered informer Terence Hodson told them corrupt officers were touting themselves as underworld contract killers.

The ABC's AM program reported that Hodson, who was executed with his wife Christine in their East Kew home last year, was approached by corrupt officers who asked him to solicit murder contracts on their behalf.

Corrupt police 'offered to kill' - Crime & Corruption -

Four Corners - 14/03/2005: Melbourne Confidential

Last night's 4 Corners on the ABC featured a story from top investigator Chris Masters:
Victoria Police have long insisted that no firm links can be drawn between the parallel scandals of the gangland killings and the entrenched corruption that has plagued parts of the Victoria Police.

But Four Corners can reveal new evidence that supports this connection – evidence that Terence Hodson took to his grave.

Reporter Chris Masters profiles the murdered Terence Hodson, a British migrant, devoted father and grandfather, who opportunistically turned his hand to anything that would turn a dollar – drugs, guns, stolen goods, cars, antiques.

Compelling stuff...

Four Corners - 14/03/2005: Melbourne Confidential

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Man survives 'contract' he took out on own life

Some clown wants to commit suicide.. and fails.
There's a lot more to the story but:
It is believed the pair spent the $10,000 on top-shelf alcohol, a box of Cuban cigars and mobile phones. They are expected to be charged on summons with attempted murder.

At least they behaved like low brow crims.
Man survives 'contract' he took out on own life - National -

Tuesday, March 08, 2005