This was a professsional hit- not from anyone in the Williams/Mokbel crew (aka "The Others"
"...this hit didnt involve the new boys or even Williams, Condello's fate was decided by the old men this time... very pro work here, many rumors that the hitter was imported from the old country"
The pro nature of this hit was the fact that it appears the shooter managed to follow Condello into the garage, shoot him more than 4 times, then flee before the garage door came down. Fast, efficiaent and invisible.
This theory may hold some water- a hit from Condello's "own side"- that is NOT to say Carlton crew, but rather from his money laundering connections in Italy. He was well connected in Italy- a hint of Calabrain Honor Society in the mix.
It's a known fact that Condello does not "go well" in Prison. When he got bail back in March '05, the following was presented to the court:
Condello's lawyer, Tony Howard, QC, told the Melbourne Magistrates Court that Condello's health had deteriorated while he was in solitary confinement at Barwon Prison.
Prison psychiatrist Daniel Sullivan told the court that "in layman's terms Mr Condello could be considered stir crazy".
Now while this may have been a ruse a la Gigante, the trouble with a ruse like this is that it may have been "lost in translation" back home in Italy. See, if news got back to Italy that a/ Condello can't cope with prison and b/ He's going to go down for the current charges and c/ he knows too much then you have a problem.
If he really can't cope with prison, then he's a vulnerable case- he could fold up for freedom. While plea bargains are not a possibility, he could get a reduced sentence for co operating...
To further boost this theory, The Others (as we no like to call them - Williams, Makbel crew) are either in jail (making it difficult to organise a hit) or on trial (Mokbel) and frankly have bigger fish to fry and don't want to draw undue attention to themselves.
But we'll leave the last word to Son Of Sly:
Mate, there is professional hitmen still free and walking around Melbourne.
One that was away on a gun charge who could of done this no worries at all- he got out before the Munster was knocked and is the prime suspect in his killing. MUI: Though Gatto "swears" it was Benji
As for the bashing.
Condello was there with a minder who joined in along with Radev's boys and two Coffin Cheaters from WA Troy Mercanti and another fella.
It was said that it kicked off because Mokbel called Mercanti a dog in jail, it kicked off because Condello and Gatto tried to hold court and they started giving orders and when Mokbel with his ego was having none of it, then it all kicked off and Mokbel had the shit kicked out of him.
Same reason The Munster got put off, trying to control people with egos that don't like being told what to do.
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