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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Hot Diggity DOG!

Now this story has the potential to blow a few copper's hats off...:

TWO Victorian policemen are being investigated over their connection to a lucrative hot dog business that makes up to $10,000 each weekend.

What's the big frickin' deal I heard you ask? So they sell past-used-by 'dogs in stale buns to pissed punters?

Problem 1:
...the ethical standards department was probing claims that Shot Dogs paid off-duty officers cash to sell hot dogs and marked police cars had been seen delivering bread rolls and other food to vans when supplies ran low.

Reminds one of New York's Finest Taxi service.

Problem 2:
Senior Sergeant Lewis was registered as the company's original director when Shot Dogs was established in 1995. Australian Securities and Investments Commission records reveal that he has since transferred the business into his wife's name.

Sergeant Brodie's wife is also listed as a director, with a 50 per cent holding in the company.

So you shuffle the deck chairs about and pretend that the past never happened. I sincerely hope these guys don't do any detective work: they'd never catch themselves.

Problem 3:
Another policeman, St Kilda sergeant Chris Lim, helped to establish the business but withdrew a few months later. Sergeant Lim is being investigated by Victoria Police's ethical standards department over his interests in a property company, in which a fellow investor is an associate of Mick Gatto, the man acquitted of murdering Andrew Veniamin in Melbourne's gangland war.

Oh dear- that's a worry. Not the Gatto connection, but rather "St Kilda sergeant". Also known as the "dodgy cops r us" station. Oh and the Gatto connection is still suss.

Problem 4:
The Age has also been told that Shot Dogs bought underworld figure Michael Marshall's hot dog van after he was gunned down outside his South Yarra home in October 2003. Police believe Marshall also used his business, Love Dogs, based outside the Motel nightclub, as a front to sell amphetamines.

Folks, this is the fucking kicker. What, did Wayne Strawhorn do the odd night working in the van? Christ did you read the bit: a front to sell amphetamines. Get that? ok, we'll cut paste it a few times till you do.a front to sell amphetamines. a front to sell amphetamines.a front to sell amphetamines. a front to sell amphetamines. a front to sell amphetamines.

Right. Back to work. Business as usual. Standby for Paul Mullett to crap on about how "cops should be allowed to have outside interests" and totally jump over the fact that once gain, he's defending dodgy cops. We'll be doing a detailed post about ol' Paul and his recent problems. Hopefully it will be when he's tipped out of the Police Assoc. chair.

Michael Marshall murder- The Age
Shot Dogs article- The Age


  1. Anonymous4:17 am

    And here I was thinking Michael Marshall got shot for selling dodgy snags! Maybe I was right, in a way...

  2. Anonymous6:21 am

    Shifty bastards, some of these bent coppers



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