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    Posted: 26 Jul 2019 at 7:27pm
What a mess this is going to be. The first person convicted on evidence given covertly by Nicola Gobbo has been ordered immediately released from prison.


Faruk Orman released after gangland murder conviction quashed over Lawyer X scandal

Court of appeal orders former getaway driver be immediately released due to miscarriage of justice caused by his lawyer Nicola Gobbo

Melbourne gangland getaway driver Faruk Orman will be immediately released from jail because of a “substantial miscarriage of justice” caused by his double-agent lawyer Nicola Gobbo, also known as Lawyer X.

Victoria’s court of appeal ordered Orman be released without delay after a hearing in Melbourne on Friday found he should be acquitted due to Gobbo’s actions while she was representing him.

She is alleged to have encouraged a key witness, whose evidence was central to securing Orman’s conviction, to talk to police.

It’s the first conviction to be overturned in the wake of the Lawyer X scandal, uncovered when police were forced to reveal that Gobbo had been acting as their informant.

The scandal sparked a royal commission, which is ongoing.

Orman wiped away tears in the courtroom as the decision was announced.

Orman, 37, was jailed for 20 years in 2009, with a minimum of 14 years, after a supreme court jury convicted him of murdering Victor Peirce in 2002. He has always protested his innocence.

The appeal could serve as a test case for more than 20 other convictions that have been placed in doubt since Gobbo’s role as a police informer was revealed last year.

Victorian director of public prosecutions, Kerri Judd, told the court of appeal at its first mention hearing on Friday that there had been a serious miscarriage of justice, and that despite there being enough evidence to support the charge it would be unjust to demand a retrial because Orman had already spent 12 years behind bars.

The witness, allegedly encouraged by Gobbo, gave evidence that Orman had confessed to being the getaway driver for hitman Andrew “Benji” Veniamin, who shot Peirce and was himself murdered two years later.

Judd conceded as much in the court on Friday. She did not concede that the witness’s evidence would therefore be inadmissible, only that a retrial would be unjust. more...

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/26/faruk-orman-released-after-gangland-conviction-quashed-over-lawyer-x-scandal

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We haven't heard the last of this disgrace .

How could Police be a party to such criminal behaviour.
How many more Legal Eagles have been recruited over the years.

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One of her clients Carl Williams wont be getting out maxie.
"I have yet to see the book, but it is a book of falsehoods"
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How did the clowns think they were going to get away with it? Apart from the Moon landing hoax, where all 20,000 involved have kept schtum, somebody always talks.
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Mokbel will be out by Christmas
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The Royal Commission ordered last year was supposed to report this month but the mess was so extensive the Andrews govt gave them an extra $20 million and added a year to it.
"I have yet to see the book, but it is a book of falsehoods"
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Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

The Royal Commission ordered last year was supposed to report this month but the mess was so extensive the Andrews govt gave them an extra $20 million and added a year to it.
That will be the end of it then
There's got to be a morning after !
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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

How did the clowns think they were going to get away with it? Apart from the Moon landing hoax, where all 20,000 involved have kept schtum, somebody always talks.
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These bent Lawyers should get many years in the slammer, BUT ,   What about our corrupt Police Forces who recruited them and knowingly were a part of the criminality.

Surely this will become one big witch hunt and some Former & present Senior Police will face long gaol terms.
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I’m surprised she hasn’t been bumped tbh.
Others have been for far less
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Exactly why was this conviction overturned?

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Because his lawyer Ms Gobbo was informing on her client to police. She informed on many of her clients including Tony Mokbel and Carl Williams.
"I have yet to see the book, but it is a book of falsehoods"
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Informing is big Business in crazy world of crime .

I have to laugh when it is big news that ( so & so ) & family are found with many millions stashed in the walls /ceilings of their houses and all that happens is it's confiscated .       The Family escape serious convictions and appear to have a free ride .     BECAUSE they are INFORMERS ,no doubt .        It isn't that easy to keep beating law enforcement .
There are some honest Coppers .... Probably retired or in Broken Hill.
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How much compensation will Orman be eligible for?
"I have yet to see the book, but it is a book of falsehoods"
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