John Silvester is a Walkley-award winning crime writer and columnist. A co-author of the best-selling books that formed the basis of the hit Australian TV series Underbelly, Silvester is also a regular guest on 3AW with his "Sly of the Underworld" segment.
John Silvester A controversial sports biochemist says an organised crime network wanted him to spike AFL players' supplements with illicit drugs as part of a plan to blackmail them into joining a match-fixing ring.
John Silvester The man charged with raping and murdering Jill Meagher is expected to change his plea to guilty of murder in the Supreme Court on Friday.
John Silvester The players in both change rooms are calm just an hour before kick-off. After all they are confident they have been well coached on how to carry out their designated roles.
John Silvester Police fear international match-fixing syndicates are grooming Australian sports stars as part of long-term plans to infiltrate local competitions.
John Silvester A failure by mobile phone carriers to provide instant call-location details to emergency services is causing delays in triple-0 responses, according to local authorities.
John Silvester Most crime squad offices are a little bit battered and frayed at the edges - much like the detectives who inhabit them.
John Silvester They have seen more death and destruction than anyone outside a war zone.
John Silvester At first it was just a missing person's case. A person who had a little too much to drink had not made it home - an event that happens every night across Australia.
John Silvester Australia's most notorious drug trafficker, Tony Mokbel, has been asked to assist the Racing Integrity Commissioner's inquiry into race fixing.
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John Silvester To write a cutting-edge newspaper column the author must be prepared to go that extra mile - or in this case 10,496 of them.
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,...
John Silvester Tony Mokbel's sentencing on major drugs charges will skirt his links to several underworld murders.
John Silvester Events of unimaginable sadness are often played out in front of a handful of observers.
John Silvester THERE is more than one way to be brave. There is the instinctive reaction to fight rather than run from an immediate threat. That takes guts.
John Silvester SO Tony Mokbel, Australia's biggest underworld gambler, finally realised he had a losing hand.
Andrew Rule and John Silvester The scavenger who calls himself David Tweed has been called many names, most of them unsuitable for a family newspaper.
John Silvester THE British government has rejected an attempt to have Harry ''Breaker'' Morant and two other Australian soldiers pardoned for the murder of prisoners during the Boer War more than 100 years ago.
John Silvester A Victoria Police arson team has launched a new investigation into a series of house fires caused by the faulty installation of home insulation under the federal government's discredited $2.