Tony Mokbel

Another top union official forced out

John Setka

Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Another Victorian building union official has been forced out over corruption concerns at a state government site, as his state secretary, John Setka, on Wednesday night rejected an allegation that...

Second jockey embroiled in racing scandal

Nick McKenzie, Clay Hichens, Richard Baker A second champion Australian jockey, Mark Zahra, has become embroiled in the Smoking Aces race-fixing scandal.

Second top rider faces probe

Mark Zahra.

Nick McKenzie, Clay Hichens and Richard Baker A second champion jockey, Mark Zahra, becomes embroiled in the Smoking Aces race-fixing scandal.

Mokbel loans probe

Tony Mokbel.

National Australia Bank will investigate how and why it once gave drug boss Tony Mokbel up to $7 million in loans.

Race probe seeks help from Mokbel

Mokbel plea change rejected (Thumbnail)

John Silvester Australia's most notorious drug trafficker, Tony Mokbel, has been asked to assist the Racing Integrity Commissioner's inquiry into race fixing.

Steward plea to police on Cassidy

Champion jockey Jim Cassidy.

Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Racing officials seek details of corrupt payments made by drug boss Tony Mokbel to jockey Jimmy Cassidy.

Oliver bet on a rival horse

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker Australia's top jockey Damien Oliver - who will ride favourite Americain in the Melbourne Cup - has admitted that he bet on a rival horse in a 2010 race and expects to be charged soon by racing...

The wrong side of the track

Damien Oliver

Matthew Benns At its best it's a beautiful thing, but horse racing has an undeniable dark side.

Casino video linked to jockey

Danny Nikolic.

Nick McKenzie, Nino Bucci Police have made a breakthrough in one of Australia's biggest race-fixing inquiries, uncovering closed-circuit TV footage of a relative of Danny Nikolic collecting winnings on a race that the...

Officials 'asleep' on nursing care

Rachel Browne and Vince Chadwick Aged-care advocates fear criminals are using a legal loophole to gain control of nursing homes.

Corruption probe questions

The golden rule of the electronic age is to think before you hit send. It is why, in late 2008, the operational head of Australia's biggest corruption probe read and reread the missive he had...

For Mokbel, minimum sentence will make life tolerable

Tony Mokbel

John Silvester THE noise from the white Gulfstream's twin jet engines was hardly noticeable as the chartered plane flew above the Mediterranean with four crew, eight police and one passenger - Tony Mokbel,...

Cutting a deal

Tony Mokbel's life inside (Thumbnail)

John Silvester Tony Mokbel's sentencing on major drugs charges will skirt his links to several underworld murders.

How Tony turned bad

At the Supreme Court today, former fugitive Tony Mokbel (46) was sentenced to serve at least 22 years in prison on three drug trafficking charges.

Dan Oakes He grew up to become one of the most infamous criminals in Australia’s history, but long before that, Tony Mokbel was the 10-year-old boy who walked his mother in the pre-dawn to her job at the meat...

Murder appeal dismissed

Andrea Petrie APPEALS to quash the convictions and sentences of two men involved in the fatal shooting of a Melbourne gangland figure, Lewis Moran, have been dismissed.

Detective sorry for Mokbel oversights

Tony Mokbel

Andrea Petrie POLICE officers with more than 30 years' experience have admitted to inadvertently neglecting to follow proper procedures when obtaining search warrants during the decade-long investigations into the...

Police probe gangland link to shooting

Police photograph blood on a witness at the scene of the shooting in Brunswick.

Andy Park and Paul Millar A Senior member of an outlaw motorcycle gang is shot in broad daylight in what is believed to be a revenge attack linked to prominent underworld figures.

Death and disaster unleashed a flood of news in 2011

Best of 2011

Liam Phillips From the very outset, 2011 was a year defined by natural disasters.

Mokbel's younger brother gets more jail time for drug trafficking

Milad Mokbel ... looked up to his

MILAD MOKBEL will spend at least an extra year behind bars for drug trafficking, which he was led into by his ''loud, overbearing and inspiring'' older brother, Tony.

Mokbel 'helped by cleaner'

A Victorian Supreme Court jury has heard that a Melbourne cleaner, Foula Pantazis, and her husband Byron were involved in helping drug boss Tony Mokbel, pictured, escape Victoria and avoid arrest.