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By Liam Houlihan

An epic story of relations, crime and betrayal set opposed to the backdrop of Melbourne's bullet-riddled suburbs. The cradle-to-cage tale of ways milk-bar proprietor Tony Mokbel turned the Mr monstrous of Melbourne's drug alternate with tentacles attaining round Australia and the globe.

Award-winning crime author Liam Houlihan files the extreme upward thrust and fall of the guy they name 'Fat Tony', from his ascension in the course of the drug alternate to the decade-long and only-now-complete fight to carry Mokbel to account for his crimes. Houlihan explores the felony intrigue and political embarrassment bobbing up from the bold and intricate get away by way of public enemy number 1 — out from less than the noses of the specialists — in addition to the best way filthy rich criminals with entry to shrewdpermanent attorneys may be able to make the most the procedure and hold up justice.

Featuring specific interviews with best police officers and Mokbel kinfolk — and a solid of characters starting from Zarah Garde-Wilson to Carl and...

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Pizzaboy still lived with his beloved grandmother and when she died he was left distressed and disturbed. Around that time he started seeing more of Mokbel and his conspicuous displays of wealth, position and influence. According to a forensic psychologist who later analysed Pizzaboy, the chef was dazzled by Mokbel’s charisma and his seeming aura of immunity to the mundane trappings of society. So impressed was Pizzaboy by Mokbel’s flashy ways, he ditched working as a chef for the more ambiguous role of ‘Mokbel associate’.

Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UN would become involved before a fragile ceasefire succeeded over still-simmering tensions. The Mokbels’ home village of Achache was devastated in the fighting. The local school, founded by Maronite monks, was reduced to cinders, and more than half of the villagers fled to start new lives abroad, many in Melbourne and Sydney. Rolling waves of post-war migration from Europe had enlivened and changed the face of Melbourne and in particular its inner-north. The Mokbels arrived almost at the ebbing of a mass tide of Greek and Italian migrants.

There were attempts to shoot Beau Vite and Phar Lap. And the conventional wisdom now is that Phar Lap’s sudden demise was a deliberate killing. In 1969 Bart Cummings-trained Melbourne Cup favourite Big Philou was snuck a debilitating dose of laxatives on the eve of the race. A strapper to Cup king Cummings, Les Lewis, who later came clean on being behind the sabotage, was candid about the power of the almighty dollar to corrupt the integrity of racing: ‘Money was speaking all languages, which it always has.

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