A man accused of extortion admitted making dummy bids at a house auction to help a drug dealer sell his home and pay off a $110,000 debt, a jury has heard.
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A drug trafficker has told a jury he was an "idiot" in falsely claiming to an associate he had shot Toby Mitchell, in a bid to be freed of an alleged $50,000 drug debt.
Prosecutors have called on a judge to deliberately impose a disproportionately long jail term in order to keep a dangerous sexual predator locked up well into his 70s over his convictions for two historic rapes.
A husband accused of assaulting his pregnant wife during an argument over an abortion has been given four months to change his behaviour and plead guilty or face being deported to his homeland.
Racing Victoria's chief steward says his relationship with Danny Nikolic is untenable and that he may quit if the disgraced jockey is granted a licence to race again.
A psychiatrist who endorsed Danny Nikolic's bid to regain a jockey's licence was not told of all of the banned rider's aggressive and violent past before making his assessment, a tribunal has heard.
Leading jockey Mark Zahra says he has never been offered a bribe by fellow rider Danny Nikolic, but has told a tribunal he's "not allowed" to discuss whether he had given evidence about a race-fixing scandal to the Australian Crime Commission.
A 'cowardly' and unprovoked stabbing that left a man critically injured and with a knife stuck in his back has landed his attacker a 12-year prison term.
Carl Williams' former bodyguard has been spared jail after pleading guilty to assaulting police, possessing heroin and a string of driving offences.
A man bashed by two brothers near a Melbourne nightclub had stopped to exchange words with one of them believing he had been racially abused, a court has heard.