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Chris Vedelago is an investigative journalist with a special interest in crime and justice.

'The Australian' newspaper found in contempt of union boss's trial

'The Australian' newspaper found in contempt of union boss's trial

The Australian newspaper has been found in contempt of Victoria's judiciary after it published stories that referred to the criminal history of construction union boss John Setka before he faced a committal hearing.

  • by Cameron Houston & Chris Vedelago

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Jury out on fitness for trial of Bourke St accused James Garagasoulas
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Jury out on fitness for trial of Bourke St accused James Garagasoulas

Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry has told jurors that they were to act as ‘judges of the facts’ and ‘ignore all other considerations’.

  • by Chris Vedelago
Gargasoulas' delusions easing over time, jury told
Crime

Gargasoulas' delusions easing over time, jury told

The delusions held by accused Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas have lessened over time

  • by Chris Vedelago
Gargasoulas 'not faking' but still fit to stand trial
Crime

Gargasoulas 'not faking' but still fit to stand trial

Accused Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas has not been faking his mental illness but is competent to stand trial despite his delusions, a court has heard.

  • by Chris Vedelago & Cameron Houston
Accused Bourke St killer 'smiles' when speaking about tragedy, psychologist says
Crime

Accused Bourke St killer 'smiles' when speaking about tragedy, psychologist says

James (Dimitrious) Gargasoulas told his psychiatrist that he wanted to be sent to a hospital rather than go to prison.

  • by Chris Vedelago & Adam Cooper
Psychiatrist tells court Gargasoulas 'ran down people to escape police'

Psychiatrist tells court Gargasoulas 'ran down people to escape police'

Supreme Court is told Dimitrious Gargasoulas ran down people in Bourke Street to escape police and be free to 'promulgate' the idea he was the Messiah.

  • by Chris Vedelago & Cameron Houston
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Gargasoulas begins hearing over his fitness to stand trial for murder
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Gargasoulas begins hearing over his fitness to stand trial for murder

Accused Bourke Street driver Dimitrious Gargasoulas has been diagnosed with schizophrenia but experts are divided on whether the illness would affect his fitness to stand trial for murder.

  • by Chris Vedelago & Cameron Houston
Gargasoulas hearing delayed after authorities fail to get him to court

Gargasoulas hearing delayed after authorities fail to get him to court

The investigation hearing that will determine whether Dimitrious Gargasoulas is fit to stand trial over the Bourke Street incident has been delayed after prison authorities failed to deliver him to the court

  • by Chris Vedelago & Cameron Houston
Fake heritage rego plates have well-heeled bristling
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Fake heritage rego plates have well-heeled bristling

The soaring value of heritage number plates has unleashed a flood of counterfeits.

  • by Cameron Houston & Chris Vedelago
Underworld boss Rocco Arico gets two years knocked off sentence
Crime

Underworld boss Rocco Arico gets two years knocked off sentence

Underworld boss Rocco Arico lost a bid to have his convictions for drug trafficking and extortion overturned but will spent up to two years less in jail following a sentencing reduction

  • by Chris Vedelago & Cameron Houston
Property industry faces chaos over court ruling

Property industry faces chaos over court ruling

There could be a "flood of legal action" over a glitch in sales contracts used by about 5000 estate agents, who may have to repay millions of dollars in commissions.

  • by Cameron Houston & Chris Vedelago