Pasquale Barbaro ... bodyguard killed with the man he was hired to protect, Jason Moran, in Essendon in 2003 in a shooting orchestrated by Carl Williams. Picture: Channel 7.

Pasquale Barbaro ... bodyguard killed with the man he was hired to protect, Jason Moran, in Essendon in 2003 in a shooting orchestrated by Carl Williams. Picture: Channel 7.

An aerial view of the blast in Coburg in which John Furlan was killed. Picture: Jay Town Source: HeraldSun

An aerial view of the blast in Coburg in which John Furlan was killed. Picture: Jay Town Source: HeraldSun

THE PLAYERS: FARUK ORMAN Longtime friend of Veniamin now serving a jail term for his role as getaway driver in the 2002 murder of Victor Peirce. Told the court he was a "promoter" for Kaya and drove singers around. Present at La Porcella on the day of Veniamin’s death, but claimed he had left before the shooting. Recently had murder charge dropped over gangland death of Paul Kallipolitis. Gatto once held a fundraiser to help pay his legal fees. Picture: Ian Currie

THE PLAYERS: FARUK ORMAN Longtime friend of Veniamin now serving a jail term for his role as getaway driver in the 2002 murder of Victor Peirce. Told the court he was a "promoter" for Kaya and drove singers around. Present at La Porcella on the day of Veniamin’s death, but claimed he had left before the shooting. Recently had murder charge dropped over gangland death of Paul Kallipolitis. Gatto once held a fundraiser to help pay his legal fees. Picture: Ian Currie

South American gang bosses believe Mick Gatto was responsible for a shipping container full of contraband going missing from Melbourne docks.

South American gang bosses believe Mick Gatto was responsible for a shipping container full of contraband going missing from Melbourne docks.

Gangland figure Mick Gatto admits his criminal reputation is good for business.

Gangland figure Mick Gatto admits his criminal reputation is good for business.

Roberta Williams' son Tye Stephens will spend at least two years behind bars.

Roberta Williams' son Tye Stephens will spend at least two years behind bars.

Police at scene of the execution-style murder of Terrence and Christine Hodson (inset) at their home at 87 Harp Road, Kew on 16 May 2004.

Police at scene of the execution-style murder of Terrence and Christine Hodson (inset) at their home at 87 Harp Road, Kew on 16 May 2004.

A man convicted in 2009 of the murder of notorious career criminal Victor Peirce has today had another gangland murder charge dropped.

A man convicted in 2009 of the murder of notorious career criminal Victor Peirce has today had another gangland murder charge dropped.

THE stepson of slain Melbourne drug kingpin Carl Williams will soon be released…

THE stepson of slain Melbourne drug kingpin Carl Williams will soon be released…

Key parts of Victoria's most important organised crime prosecution is at risk of collapse following an extraordinary intervention in the case against alleged underworld boss Rocco Arico by a prominent construction industry figure.

Key parts of Victoria's most important organised crime prosecution is at risk of collapse following an extraordinary intervention in the case against alleged underworld boss Rocco Arico by a prominent construction industry figure.

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