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The Underworld Blog: Underbelly Series 1 Cast Vs Real Comparison

So as im a big fan of the book and TV series Underbelly i thought i would do a comparison with the actors and the real life people who the s.

THE PLAYERS: STEVE KAYA Former friend of Veniamin and long-time associate of Gatto. Claimed he once talked Veniamin out of opening fire at a police station. Gave evidence that Veniamin was out of control in the lead- up to his death. Was by Gatto’s side when he met with Williams and Venaimin at the casino following the Kiniburgh shooting. Was also present in the restaurant when Gatto shot dead Veniamin.Picture: Mike Keating

THE PLAYERS: STEVE KAYA Former friend of Veniamin and long-time associate of Gatto. Claimed he once talked Veniamin out of opening fire at a police station. Gave evidence that Veniamin was out of control in the lead- up to his death. Was by Gatto’s side when he met with Williams and Venaimin at the casino following the Kiniburgh shooting. Was also present in the restaurant when Gatto shot dead Veniamin.Picture: Mike Keating

Williams is arrested in Port Melbourne on November 17, 2003. Photo: The Age/ Angela Wylie

Williams is arrested in Port Melbourne on November Photo: The Age/ Angela Wylie

Michael Ronald Marshall was shot in the head in South Yarra, 25 October 2003. Mokbel alleged to have offered $300,000 for the murder of Marshall, who was shot dead as payback for the earlier murder of Willie Thompson. Mokbel charged but prosecution later dropped.

As Tony Mokbel faces sentencing this week at the Supreme Court, we look through the archives of the headline-making events of his criminal career.

The Gravesone of Andrew "Benji" Veniamin (1975 - 2004) at Keilor Cemetery, Melbourne. His associate Carl Williams' grave is located nearby.

The Gravesone of Andrew "Benji" Veniamin - at Keilor Cemetery, Melbourne. His associate Carl Williams' grave is located nearby.

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

Renate Laureano ... Carl Williams' glamorous 21-year-old girlfriend, and the subject of Roberta  Williams' vitriolic spray at Carl's recent court appearance. Picture: Craig Borrow

Carl Williams' glamorous girlfriend, and the subject of Roberta Williams' vitriolic spray at Carl's recent court appearance.

Heavily armed police arrest Keith George Faure, his de facto wife, and a second man, Euangelos Goussis at the Bay City Plaza in Geelong on 19 May 2004. Faure and Goussis were ultimately both convicted of the murders of Lewis Moran on 31 March 2004 and Lewis Caine on 8 May 2004.

Armed police have arrested a notorious convicted killer in connection with one of Melbourne's underworld murders.

Desmond Moran was the last man standing of the Moran clan. He said he'd been on the straight and narrow for the last twenty years. He was shot dead in an Ascot Vale deli in 2009, a murder orchestrated by his sister-in-law, Judy Moran.

Desmond Moran was the last man standing of the Moran clan. He said he'd been on the straight and narrow for the last twenty years. He was shot dead in an Ascot Vale deli in a murder orchestrated by his sister-in-law, Judy Moran.

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