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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Strawhorn dodges another one

Unbelievably:
A JUDGE yesterday discharged a deadlocked jury after it failed to reach a verdict in the long-running drug-trafficking trial of a senior Victorian policeman.
Detective Senior Sergeant, Wayne Geoffrey Strawhorn, 49, the state's most experienced drug squad officer, will face trial for the third time in the Supreme Court on a date to be fixed. He is accused of organising drug deliveries to murdered underworld figure Mark Moran and the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club.


It's pretty clear that the judge may have erred in his directions to the jury. Instead of the usual nonsense about rules of evidence and weight of testimonies and so on he should have said simply " Right out you go have a cup of tea, come back in say an hour- with a VERY FUCKING GUILTY verdict so I can send this clown down for 20 years. Hoo roo!"

It's also clear that when you start talking up knocking yer own, selling pseudoephedrine without recording the amounts sold and for how much and then having bundles of cash about the place, you are either (a) as bent as a banana or (b) simply watching The Shield. We'll go with part (a) thank you your worship.


Background:

The Speed Trap- Four Corners investigates

The BCs AM program report on 4 The Four Corners investigation
Melbourne Crime site reports
Former Detective on drug /threats to kill charges.

20 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:19 am

    Why is it always the TV names on these things. Why do people always think that they know so much about the melbourne crime scene when all the know is what they see on the TV and read in all the bullshit books that get written. eg Chopper (what a load of shit). And why do people think that it is all so cool to know about these things???? IS IT???? Again are you able to give names that have not been on the TV if you really are the melbunderworldinsider. What a joke you and all like you are. Want to be involved buy a gun and finish off the ones who have been missed in the cull. eg. anyone involved in the melbourne crime scene who is still alive.

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  2. Anonymous5:08 pm

    That's a hard hitting post there (mock shock and horror emoticon required)

    But............you obviously don't have any new names to bandy about for us few regulars to lampoon

    Beats the shitter out of talking about Big Brother does it not? (indignant emoticon required)

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  3. Anonymous10:49 pm

    If you really know this shit you all talk about you will know who eddie fiorillo is and what crews he was connected to. Not a big TV name but a player in his day none the less.

    Looking forward to finding out if anyone actually knows anything at all.

    Well theres your new name.

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    1. WAS IN PORT PHILLIP CELL WITH EDDIE, HE WAS A TOFF, 2003. RAN WITH WALSH ST ETC. SHANGHIED AND LEFT ME HIS RADIO, A TOFF, IN FOR GREEN I THINK ,MAYBE A LITTLE ARSON?

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  4. Anonymous11:20 am

    You may be taking itall a bit too seriously.It's a bit of a laugh talking about these people and their shenanigans

    If some of them had anything resembling half a sense of humour they'd find some of it funny too

    You don't find Big Bad Victor Peirce getting arrested for attempting to steal a $3.49 jar of coffe from an Asian grocery mildly amusing? teeheehee

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  5. Anonymous11:24 am

    Anyway, this Strawcock fella - how ironic that the state's most experienced drug squad detective turns out to be bent as a two bob watch

    It just to show that maybe it must be incredibly tempting to join the 'if you can't beat 'em join 'em' brigade

    And the fact that some copper squads are (or at least were) a law unto themselves with nobody from above having a clue what was going on

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  6. Anonymous6:20 pm

    How about a major writeup on the former queen of pop Alison Durban and Joe 'piss off and leave me alone or I'll smash your f*ckin head in' Barbaro

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  7. Son Of Sly8:36 am

    Anonymous said...
    Why is it always the TV names on these things. Why do people always think that they know so much about the Melbourne crime scene when all the know is what they see on the TV and read in all the bullshit books that get written. eg Chopper (what a load of shit). And why do people think that it is all so cool to know about these things???? IS IT???? Again are you able to give names that have not been on the TV if you really are the melbunderworldinsider. What a joke you and all like you are. Want to be involved buy a gun and finish off the ones who have been missed in the cull. eg. anyone involved in the Melbourne crime scene who is still alive.



    Thanks for all that there "shakes head".

    For a start you sound like someone that knows " oh! fuck all" of our knowledge about the Melbourne Crime Scene, save your shit talk.

    Feel free to ask ME anything you like i.e from the past and present about Melbourne's Underworld.

    We don't want to be involved in any of that shit so I don't think any of us here at MU will be buying a rosco anytime soon.

    Oh! sorry, you wanted a few names that have not been in the papers, the list will follow.

    Rabizefski Crew "Western Suburbs"

    Bluey Wilson "new kid on the block"

    Andrew Rich "not related to Hugo Rich"

    The Reptile "was a minder for Carl Williams, and is now trying to pick up the pieces, is close to Roberta and is often seen with her at court"

    I could go on and on but its all getting a bit fuckin boring.

    No one at MU puts anyone that is involved in crime in Melbourne up on a pedestal, we just report the goings on.

    And if your just finding out that chopper is full of shit your about 10 years to late.

    P.S and for the rest of our readers there will be some news coming in the next few days as I'm just finishing off a piece.

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  8. Anonymous12:48 am

    Just as i thought you people dont really know much. The Fiorillo's were a quite well known around Melbourne. The family was the original owner of cafe notturno on Lygon St. (this can be confirmed by the current owners)Eddie was heavily involved with the pettingill crew and also the carlton crew.

    As for the rabizefski crew i am presuming that is supposed to be someones name and it doesnt even exist you dumb shit. Either learn how to spell or stop making up names

    As for your minder. You cant actually tell me that anyone involved with carl williams is a serious criminal. All him and his rag tag crew succeded in doing was fucking it up for everyone else.

    New kid on the block must be pretty stupid if he is only new and people already know him. But then maybe not many people do and you just fucked up and told the world.

    Andrew Rich never heard of him so who knows you may actually have one.

    Do you actually think i just worked out chopper was full of shit. thats just stupid.

    As for the person who said not to take it to seriously, I understand. Thankyou. :-)

    Just one more comment then i will be gone. You guys should take it easy on Zarah. Just try to think of what she has gone through.

    1. Love of her life killed.
    2. worked with police to try get the killers.
    3. Dumped by the police and left to the mercy of the scum out there.
    4. forced to make alliances to protect her life.

    She was a good person who fell in love with the wrong guy. Try to give her a brake. It could happen to anyone.

    ciao for now

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  9. Son Of Sly9:32 am

    Just as i thought you people dont really know much. The Fiorillo's were a quite well known around Melbourne. The family was the original owner of cafe notturno on Lygon St. (this can be confirmed by the current owners)Eddie was heavily involved with the pettingill crew and also the carlton crew.

    As for the rabizefski crew i am presuming that is supposed to be someones name and it doesnt even exist you dumb shit. Either learn how to spell or stop making up names

    As for your minder. You cant actually tell me that anyone involved with carl williams is a serious criminal. All him and his rag tag crew succeded in doing was fucking it up for everyone else.

    New kid on the block must be pretty stupid if he is only new and people already know him. But then maybe not many people do and you just fucked up and told the world.



    "God you are one funny cunt"

    First off, your saying we know nothing and then your telling us you have never heard of Steven Rabizefski "spelling might be wrong as my Macedonian is bad" lol just tells me your really well informed.

    And as for the Pettingill Crew being heavily involved with Eddie Fiorillo, the only Fiorillo's that I know are from Brunswick and were never involved with Dennis or any one else in the crew as far as I know, but I will ask a source of mine that was close to Dennis, Scotty and the rest of that crew.

    As for Carl Williams "lets say this now" no matter what gets said about that crew, they ran Melbourne for a short space of time.

    If you would of took the time to read this blog and asked who ever it is that you get your info from the bloke gets called Bluey, an old friend of the Moran's and has been away for a good number of years and is back and filling the void, also it will take more then me telling you this to fuck up the world believe me.

    As for Andrew Rich, again your showing your knowledge "well done".

    As for Zarah lol well we all love her here that's what MU is trying to fit her in between Roberta.

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  10. Anonymous6:04 pm

    Slightly off topic but wtf........anyone see the picture today in the Age, of Anthony Mundine? A wanker, no doubt

    Any fightfans here?

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  11. son of sly10:10 pm

    Yeah seen it mate, maybe we should start calling him Don Mundine.

    Not a fan of Mundine at all so to see him dressed like that is good for a laugh, an "Aboriginal Muslim" lol now that's one fucked up fella who hopefully come April will be off to the dreamland or the Muslim dreamland lol.

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  12. Anonymous10:32 pm

    a fightfan? magnificent

    Bought an Oz boxing dvd just the other day and along with some great footage of our best fighters throughout the decades there's some pretty rare Tony Mundine Snr footage. Electrifying fighter at his best and nothing like Anthony the wannabe homie. Quiet unassuming kind of guy. If Tony was white he'd be bright red with embarassment at some of the crap his son comes out with

    Would love to see Green send Anthony to the land of nod but Danny has a bit of a ??? against his name these days. His best may be behind him and his stamina isn't what it was just a couple of years ago

    In '92 I went to Princes Park to watch Fenech get hammered by Azumah Nelson. Major disappointment but oh well, that's boxing. Did a major pubcrawl on the way home through Carlton and Fitzroy so the day wasn't a total loss

    The fights have always been a favourite past-time for some of the shadier characters going around. Al Gangitano used to hang around Lester Ellis in the mid 80's and I've seen a picture of him standing next to Lester as he signed the contract for one of his big fights

    Al and a few others also broke Barry Michael's nose in a nightclub quite a few years ago

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  13. Son Of Sly12:09 am

    I knew about the fight with Fat Al and Michael's, Michael's had his nose bit by Al or one of his mob while the rest of them kicked the shit out of him. "cowards"

    Gatto's mate David Hedgcock "king of the bouncers" was the fella that broke the fight up or Bazza might have been dead as a door nail.

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  14. Anonymous6:33 am

    Really? Didn't know it was Hedgecock that helped Barry out. Good on him. And you're right - nothing less than cowards grrrrr

    There was a cruiserweight Oz fighter (transplanted Kiwi actually) named Peter Peterson I think, that got himself involved in drugs and other heavy duty business. They found his body about 10 years ago in a burnt out car. Gruesome stuff

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  15. Son Of Sly4:07 am

    RIGHT "Eddie Fiorillo"

    My source tells me that Dennis Allen never work along side any Fiorillo's but as for Victor, he can not speak for as he worked with Frank Benvenuto and he might of heard of Eddie Fiorillo but I doubt it.

    My source also told me that he has never heard of him and believe me if he was a big player like you said he would know as would myself.

    I have also contacted John Silvester over at The Age who I have helped with underworld info in the past and he has never heard of him.

    What I have been told is Dennis didn't really get on to well with the Europeans and didn't go out of his way to, now if the Carlton Crew were so big and tuff then how come they never went and had a word after Dennis put a gun in a waiters mouth in Lygon Street, the fella had a brother that was one of The Carton Crews leading figures ? "nothing got said"

    Jimmy Rizzo was a close mate of Dennis as was Frank Coslo but apart from that my source tells me he kept a close knit group around him and didn't include any Europeans. As for working with any, he sold gun's to a few and drugs but never had any working for him.

    In the five years I spent behind bars from 1983-1988 I have never heard of Eddie Fiorillo and neither has my source or his contacts, I know a John Fiorillo and his family from Brunswick but like I said if your man was such a big player then how come no one has fucking heard of him ?

    I don't doubt that there was a Eddie Fiorillo but from the people that I have talked to you would think at least one of them would know ?

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  16. To poster 1 Anon:
    No, sometimes we don't know EVERYTHING about the MU- sometimes we do simply regurgitate stuff from the media. Have a close look at this latest post:
    - We present it as news.
    - We give FOUR links to differeing stories giving background into this case for the uninitiated
    - We make an allusion to a well known television show to try and put the story in context.

    Where's the problem here fella?

    Also:
    As a retrial will now occur, we MUST present our commentary as a comedic response or we might find ourselves in trouble vis a vis prejudicing the trial. But you'd know that right?

    Finally: we've NEVER read any of Chopper's books. But we get our news and gossip from: going to trials (Gatto, Williams, Brincat hearings etc), meet with others and get tidbits from inside sources- this is not a PAID gig- so we don't go after stories a la Bob Bottom, John Silvester nor Andrew Rule. But thanks for the feedback. How bout you email us with YOUR angle on these stories. Be inside the tent pissing out- rather than outside pissing in!
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    re this:

    Just one more comment then i will be gone. You guys should take it easy on Zarah. Just try to think of what she has gone through.

    1. Love of her life killed.
    2. worked with police to try get the killers.
    3. Dumped by the police and left to the mercy of the scum out there.
    4. forced to make alliances to protect her life.

    She was a good person who fell in love with the wrong guy. Try to give her a brake(sic). It could happen to anyone.

    see: http://melbunderworld.blogspot.com/2005/11/lewis-caine.html
    The last lines:

    This is the last of our tales of Caine. RIP.

    We respect the dead- especially in light of the merciless efforts of the police to fuck up every "straight" thing Caine ever tried to do. But the living go on- and they warrant examination if they continue to do as before- Zarah did fuck up with Lewis- but to take up with Mokbel is to noteworthy to leave alone frankly...

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  17. Anonymous12:34 am

    Eddie Fiorillo, he has a brother named George as well was a dope (green) dealer, he worked with Trevor Pettingill and a bloke named Donato Corsi (lui dealer) around the ealry to mid 90's, supplied their dope to him..................never was with Dennis or VIctor...........VIc ran with Franky Boy...that ended pie shape..........

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  18. Son Of Sly7:18 am

    Trevor has always been a clown and a junkie, and has never done a good bit of work before or after Walsh Street.

    He did deal in a bit of speed and green around the early 90's but never on a big scale, as in we are talking $200 a week kind of dealing from his Collingwood flat that he had with his wife Debbie.

    And as for Vic, he never fell out with Frank, Frank looked after his kids and wife for him when Vic was in the boob, when Benji and Mark Moran knocked Frank he called Vic as he was dieing.

    Vic held a meeting with Benji not long after this and it was decided that Vic wouldn't back up for Frank, believe me they never fell out.

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  19. Anonymous1:15 am

    Donato Corsi used to work with Trevor the clown, rings a bell anyone know what happened to him?

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