AUSTRALIA: WHY A TOP CRIMINAL DEFENCE BARRISTER BECAME POLICE INFORMER

The Age on 3rd December carried an article about a defence barrister (who no longer practises law) who has represented a who’s who of Melbourne’s underworld, including major drug traffickers, murderers and Mafia figures.  She began providing information to police in mid-2003 and was a registered informer from 2005 to 2009, providing information about criminal associates and clients, some while she was simultaneously representing them in plea deals and court proceedings.  She received a $2.88 million compensation payment from Victoria Police in 2010.  The newspaper reproduces the letter she wrote to the Assistant Commissioner of Police in June 2015 seeking additional compensation, and in which she tells the story of how she became a registered police informer.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/in-her-own-words-why-a-top-criminal-barrister-became-informer-3838-20181203-p50jug.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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