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Senior reporter for The Age

Crown Casino haven for drug traffickers, 'a blot on the community'

Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Crown Casino is a haven for drug traffickers and money launderers, leading one of Victoria's most prominent judges to label the venue a "blot on the community".

Commonwealth Bank staff implicated in alleged $76m fraud

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 22:  Commonwealth Bank at the Forest Lake shopping complex on October 22, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Commonwealth Bank

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Commonwealth Bank staff were allegedly complicit in a $76 million Ponzi scheme and received secret commissions for their role in the alleged fraud, which was ignored by the bank's management for...

Shane Warne shuts controversial charity

Cricketing legend Shane Warne  announced the foundation would shut today via his Facebook page.

Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Shane Warne has announced he is shutting down his charitable foundation, blaming "unwarranted speculation" about its financial and regulatory situation.

Watchdog orders audit of Warne's foundation

Shane Warne moves to shut charity: Sponsors have distanced themselves from foundation following scrutiny over financial

Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston The consumer watchdog has ordered an independent financial audit of The Shane Warne Foundation amid mounting concerns over mismanagement at the prominent philanthropic group.

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Commonwealth Bank tries to block legal bid by alleged fraud victims

 Deb Barker and husband Jim are locked in battle with the Commonwealth Bank.

Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago The Commonwealth Bank has attempted to block a last ditch legal appeal by victims of an alleged $100 million fraud, despite the alleged architects of the scam being ordered to stand trial and...

Shane Warne defends charity over release of records

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Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago Cricketing legend Shane Warne has launched a spirited defence of his personal charity following a Fairfax Media report that it had avoided public scrutiny by requesting its financial records be...

Shane Warne Foundation sought to block release of records by regulator

Shane Warne at the races in Melbourne last year.

Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Shane Warne's personal charity donated just 11¢ of every dollar raised to sick and needy children in 2014 despite last week claiming it passed on nearly three times that amount.

Shane Warne's charity under investigation

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Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Shane Warne's charitable foundation is being investigated. There are 8000 charities under threat for failing to meet their financial reporting obligations

Outlaw motorcycle gang Hells Angels sues tech start-up for IP breach

Hell's Angels wearing jackets with the club's trademarked death head insignia.

Sarah Danckert and Chris Vedelago Outlaw motorcycle gang Hells Angels Australia has taken legal action in the Federal Court against tech start-up Redbubble for breach of its intellectual property.

Underworld figures told to avoid casino over $12 billion licence controversy

Jupiters Hotel & Casino is allegedly worried negative publicity could affect their ability to win a new casino licence.

Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Underworld figures are being warned to stay away from Jupiters Hotel & Casino in the Gold Coast amid fears their presence could jeopardise owner Echo Entertainment Group's bid to win a new casino...

Passenger restrained after 'assaulting' flight attendant

A man had to be restrained for six hours on an Etihad flight to Melbourne.

Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago A group of passengers were forced to restrain an agitated man on an Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne, after he attacked a female flight attendant.

Former Fiat Chrysler Australia boss Clyde Campbell's big-spending celeb fest

Former Fiat Chrysler managing director Clyde Campbell (left) at the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2013.

Mark Hawthorne, Chris Vedelago The former Australian boss of automotive giant Fiat Chrysler, Clyde Campbell, has been accused of misappropriating and misusing more than $30 million in company money to fund an extravagant lifestyle...

Bankruptcy

Geoffrey Edelsten settles his bankruptcy, creditors get a few cents in the dollar

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Mark Hawthorne and Chris Vedelago Disgraced former doctor Geoffrey Edelsten has settled his bankruptcy case, with creditors agreeing to take a few cents in the dollar to wipe out more than $30 million of accrued debt.

Regulation

ASIC let alleged $110 million fraudster flee country

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Chris Vedelago, Georgia Wilkins The corporate regulator failed to stop a key figure in an alleged $110 million loan fraud from fleeing the country despite notifying the suspect he was under investigation and raiding his home.

Regulation

Massive fraud link to major mortgage broker

Chris Vedelago, Georgia Wilkins, Chloe Booker The Melbourne man at the centre of an alleged $110 million mortgage fraud holds a senior position in one of the country's largest mortgage brokerage networks, raising concerns that the true...

Boss of failed Air Australia returns to travel industry

Air Australia chief executive Michael James

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Tammy Mills and Chris Vedelago The boss of failed airline Air Australia has returned to the travel sector in a senior management role despite being banned by the corporate regulator over conduct that critics claimed wreaked...

Luxury

Versace packs its bags and leaves Melbourne after falling behind on the rent

Abandoned Versace store in Melbourne

Chris Vedelago and Mark Hawthorne Versace has shuttered the doors of its only Melbourne boutique.

Retail

Bob Jane may defy ban to set up business retread

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Chris Vedelago Former tyre king Bob Jane is threatening to defy a Federal Court ban that prevents the beleaguered entrepreneur from using his own name to set up a new automotive business.

Geoffrey Edelsten files for US bankruptcy

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Ben Butler and Chris Vedelago Geoffrey Edelsten's international business empire may be on the brink of collapse after the controversial entrepreneur filed for bankruptcy in the US.

Property

More misfortune for Australia 108 building

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Chris Vedelago Famed architect Nonda Katsalidis and his coterie of wealthy investors have sold their stake in Melbourne's troubled Australia 108 apartment mega-tower.