Chris Vedelago

Chris Vedelago

Senior reporter for The Age

Client who won $500,000 from Google and Yahoo won't pay lawyer


Mark Russell and Chris Vedelago A man awarded almost half a million dollars in damages from Google and Yahoo after being defamed when linked on the internet to Melbourne's underworld is embroiled in a court battle over unpaid legal...

Domestic violence serial abusers get free rein to run riot

Craig Butt and Chris Vedelago Victoria's overworked justice system is failing to protect victims of family violence from hundreds of serial abusers who are repeatedly breaching intervention orders issued by the courts.

Mokbel man Tom Karas deep in loan sharking

Chris Vedelago and Cameron Houston A network of underworld figures and associates have used a licensed finance business as a front to run a loan sharking operation that charges desperate borrowers interest rates of up to 792 per cent.

Lamborghini crashes into Flinders shop

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Chris Vedelago A birthday spin in a rented Lamborghini Gallardo came to crashing halt on Saturday after the driver lost control of the $180,000 sports car and plowed into a vacant surf shop in the seaside town of...

Tom Karas suspected of ferrying money to Tony Mokbel overseas

Tony Mokbel

Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Melbourne underworld associate Tom Karas, who owes the Tax Office $47 million, has been under investigation for allegedly passing money to drug kingpin Tony Mokbel while he was on the run overseas.

Chinese plasterers exploited by rogue companies at two big sites

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Cheap Chinese workers have been exploited to build the new Royal Children's Hospital and the Docklands headquarters of Medibank Private, which have received more than $1.

Mosquitoes that spread dengue and yellow fever found at Melbourne Airport

The Aedes aegypti mosquito

Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Mosquitoes that spread the potentially deadly dengue and yellow fever viruses have been found at Melbourne Airport in what appears to be a serious breach of Australia's stringent quarantine system.

Estate of 'Australia's worst landlord' faces $3.3m tax bill

Frank Cassar

Chris Vedelago The man once dubbed Australia's worst landlord has been slugged with a $3.3 million tax bill despite his being dead for more than two years.

Crime figures and bikies running illegal labour rorts on big building sites

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Hundreds of Chinese workers are being exploited by some of Australia's largest building firms in a lucrative rort that has seen criminal figures and outlaw motorcycle gangs infiltrate Victoria's...

Council rejects Lindsay Fox bid to remove Portsea easement

Royce Millar and Chris Vedelago Trucking mogul Lindsay Fox's Portsea expansion plans have suffered a setback.

Merry Christmas, Mr Fox

Lindsay Fox property.

Melissa Fyfe, Chris Vedelago, Henrietta Cook Stretches of Victoria's coastline could fall into private hands after the land titles office set a controversial precedent on Christmas Eve, granting billionaire trucking magnate Lindsay Fox an extra...

Former US business partner claims Geoffrey Edelsten had him stabbed, beaten

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Ben Butler and Chris Vedelago Geoffrey Edelsten has been accused in a US court of orchestrating the stabbing and bashing of a former US business partner with whom he has been feuding.

Lindsay Fox faces ban on school helicopter landing pad

Chris Vedelago and Cameron Houston Billionaire Lindsay Fox could be banned from using an inner-city state high school oval as a private helicopter landing pad to commute between his Toorak mansion and seaside estate in Portsea.

Fashion queen Naomi Milgrom defies neighbours over demolition

177 Beaconsfield Pde

Chris Vedelago Fashion queen Naomi Milgrom is preparing to battle her neighbours and the council over a plan to demolish two heritage-protected homes to make way for a greenhouse, garden and pergola for her...

Collingwood Football Club seeking liquor licence for government-backed community centre

Collingwood Football Club

Chris Vedelago The Magpies are seeking a 18-hour-a-day liquor licence for its new government-backed 'community centre'.

Feud over as Peter Lew buys Toorak plot from British government


Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago The British government has settled a legal feud with Melbourne businessman Peter Lew.

Forum Theatre redevelopment includes 32-storey tower

Forum Hotel

Chris Vedelago The Forum Theatre is set to be completely refurbished as part of a $70 million development.

Dentist alleges he was threatened by bikie in standover attempt

Eric Gatt

Rania Spooner and Chris Vedelago Mongols motorcycle gang member implicated in alleged stand-over attempt against dentist.

Scattered ashes test the patience of the Melbourne Cricket Club

MCG at a twilight game.

Chris Vedelago and Cameron Houston The Melbourne Cricket Ground has become the final resting place for several loyal sports fans, whose ashes were secretly scattered when the famous ground was opened to the public last month.

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Ashes of deceased sports fans secretly scattered by families at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston The Melbourne Cricket Ground has become the final resting place for several loyal sports fans, whose ashes were secretly scattered when the famous ground was opened to the public last month.