What the hell has been happening?


What have I missed people? Well let me start from today and work backwards.

  • A Magistrate Jelena Popovic in Victoria who announced she was an avid fan of the accused before giving a nice soft “No Conviction recorded” against Renee Geyer, who stacked her car causing great damage twice in several months, blaming “medications”… An appointed Vic Roads examiner produced CD’s for her to sign at her driving assessment after the accidents… WTF…Geyer even announced she wanted all to come to her next concert outside court…
  • A Guilty Verdict in the case against Former NSW crime fighter Mark Standen, one of the bosses of the nation crime authority, in that he attempted to import millions of dollars of pre cursers to meth drugs.
  • The Madeleine Pulver bomb hoax case A bizarre hoax bomb ransom that on a lot of levels appears to be played out by someone close to the victim
  • The final curtain call on the matriarch of a crime dynasty here in Melbourne, with the old style gangsters mole , Judy Moran, being sentences to a min of 21 years in her part in the execution of her brother-in-law, all for the greedy purpose of thinking she deserved more than she be given in over 30 years of free rides….
  • And this is just the last few days…But seriously folks I needed a big break with several family issues and health reasons at play. I have missed the place and feel bad in that It sees I may have ignored people who have written to me for help. I promise I will get to each and every one of you over the next week or so.
  • Oh yeah, the government having being exposed in trying to bury billions of dollars of wasted money in Aboriginal Affairs
  • The Carbon “Whatever it’s called this week” debacle
  • The asylum seeker mayhem, with high court hearings. The deal of the century was we give Malaysia 800 of our asylum seekers and we take 4000 of theirs. Now I left school at an early age, and if the paid me some of the  millions they spend on experts and advisors, I could have told them in 2 minutes, Fella’s, this is not a very good deal for us…. ( Not to mention they treat the asylum seekers like mongrel dogs n Malaysia)

I have so much to catch on and hope you all hang in there and we get the place up and current…

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Chaouk matriarch calls for an end to ongoing feud with rival clan


Crime family patriarch dies of illness
May 4, 2012

AHMED Haddara, who was questioned over the murder of rival clan patriarch Macchour Chaouk, has died of natural causes.

Haddara and Chaouk were the heads of two rival Middle Eastern crime gangs operating in Melbourne’s west.

Chaouk, 65, was shot dead in the backyard of his Brooklyn home in August 2010.
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Police have yet to charge anyone over the shooting but days after the murder, Haddara, 57 at the time, was taken in for questioning.

He was later released without charge, but police said before he died he was ”a person of interest”. Haddara is believed to have been ill for some time.

At the height of the clan war, police placed a guard on Haddara’s home, also in Melbourne’s west, to prevent retaliation.

Chaouk is believed to have whispered the identity of his killer to family before he died.

Investigations, headed by Detective Senior Sergeant Ron Iddles, are continuing. The Chaouk family has said it has faith the detective will bring the killer to justice.

Chaouk matriarch calls for an end to ongoing feud with rival clan

Fatima Chaouk

THE cancer-stricken matriarch of Melbourne‘s Chaouk clan is desperate to end their vicious blood feud with the rival Haddara clan, a judge was told today.

Defence lawyer Tas Roubos told a County Court plea hearing the Chaouk family had gone through a “cultural change” since patriarch Macchour Chaouk was gunned down in his back yard in August.

Mr Roubos said his wife, Fatma Chaouk, has taken control and she wants all of the outstanding criminal matters involving her family to be resolved so they can escape the feud.

“The family is seriously contemplating moving from Melbourne,” Mr Roubos said.

“It’s just not tenable to remain in Melbourne any more.”

Mr Roubos said Mrs Chaouk’s attitude to the war between the families was “this has to end”.

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Judge McInerney commented: ”I am sure the community will be very pleased if it does end.”

Today Fatma’s son, Matwali Chaouk, 26, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to a number of firearms offences, which Mr Roubos said stemmed from the feud with the Haddaras and the tit-for-tat violence.

Mr Roubos said Fatma Chaouk did not want her family to be involved in the continual spiral of violence and she had given the homicide squad unprecedented co-operation in the hunt for her husband’s killer.

He said Mrs Chaouk had cancer and a limited life span and it would be a disaster for Matwali Chaouk if his mother died while he was in jail.

“The last five years have been nothing but doom and gloom for this family,” the defence lawyer told Judge Michael McInerney.

Marwali Chaouk pleaded guilty to charges that being a prohibited person he was in possession of two handguns and a pump-action sawn-off shotgun, between June and July this year.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of quantities of ammunition that could be used in the weapons between the same dates.

Prosecutor Mark Gibson said members of the Santiago Taskforce initiated a search warrant on a garage in Brooklyn and found Chaouk had a loaded .22 calibre Llama hand gun in a bum bag.

A raid on his house uncovered a quantity of ammunition.

Mr Gibson said that on July 1, the taskforce raided the main Chaouk family home in Brooklyn and found a Ruger pump-action shotgun hidden in a wall behind a cupboard and a fully-loaded Sterm Ruger Magnum hand gun in a woodpile in the back yard.

A quantity of various kinds of ammunition was found and Chaouk wrote a statement in jail saying all of the weaponry belonged to him.

Mr Roubos said his client had the weapons for self-protection and because of the feud with the Haddaras where there was a constant threat and people reacted to events quickly.

Although the possession of the guns charges carry a 15-year maximum Mr Gibson argued for a jail sentence of between 12 and 18 months.

The defence counsel said his client should get less because of his age and his mother’s health problems.

He said Chaouk is being held in 23-hour a day lockdown in Barwon Jail’s Acacia Unit, which he likened to a form of torture.

Mr Roubos said jail authorities used the murder in custody of gangland boss Carl Williams as an excuse to insist the lockdown is necessary to protect his client.

Judge McInerney will sentence Chaouk on November 11.

Alleged crime family member Matwali Chaouk pleads 'guilty' to firearms offences


A MEMBER of an alleged Melbourne crime family has pleaded guilty to firearms charges stemming from police raids in June this year.

Matwali Chaouk at an earlier court appearance

Matwali Chaouk, 26, admitted to one count of possessing an unregistered firearm while being a prohibited person and two counts of possessing ammunition without a licence.

Chaouk appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court via videolink from prison for the brief hearing today.

Police said on June 8, they found Chaouk wearing a black bum bag with a gun inside when they raided a Burgess St, Brooklyn home.

Members of the Santiago Taskforce raided a Brooklyn home on June 8 this year and found Matwali carrying the semi-automatic pistol in a bum bag he was wearing across his chest.

“He appeared a little shaken by our presence and quickly flipped the bum bag around to the back of his body,” Sen-Det Anna Dickinson says in her tendered statement.

“I was present and observed the removal and subsequent search of the bum bag worn by Chaouk after some objection from him.” probably scared the shit out him

Ammunition was also found at the house.

Early the next morning police raided Chaouk’s Brooklyn apartment and found more ammunition.

The charges do not relate to a further raid conducted by police on the Chaouk family compound in Geelong Rd, Brooklyn, in July.

In August, Chaouk’s father Macchour Chaouk was shot dead at the Geelong Rd home.

Chaouk will appear in the Victorian County Court on November 1 for a pre-sentence hearing.

Alleged crime family member Matwali Chaouk pleads ‘guilty’ to firearms offences


A MEMBER of an alleged Melbourne crime family has pleaded guilty to firearms charges stemming from police raids in June this year.

Matwali Chaouk at an earlier court appearance

Matwali Chaouk, 26, admitted to one count of possessing an unregistered firearm while being a prohibited person and two counts of possessing ammunition without a licence.

Chaouk appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court via videolink from prison for the brief hearing today.

Police said on June 8, they found Chaouk wearing a black bum bag with a gun inside when they raided a Burgess St, Brooklyn home.

Members of the Santiago Taskforce raided a Brooklyn home on June 8 this year and found Matwali carrying the semi-automatic pistol in a bum bag he was wearing across his chest.

“He appeared a little shaken by our presence and quickly flipped the bum bag around to the back of his body,” Sen-Det Anna Dickinson says in her tendered statement.

“I was present and observed the removal and subsequent search of the bum bag worn by Chaouk after some objection from him.” probably scared the shit out him

Ammunition was also found at the house.

Early the next morning police raided Chaouk’s Brooklyn apartment and found more ammunition.

The charges do not relate to a further raid conducted by police on the Chaouk family compound in Geelong Rd, Brooklyn, in July.

In August, Chaouk’s father Macchour Chaouk was shot dead at the Geelong Rd home.

Chaouk will appear in the Victorian County Court on November 1 for a pre-sentence hearing.

Chaouk payback theory in Melbourne murder


UPDATE

A man is helping police with inquiries.

A WAR between factions linked to an alleged Melbourne Lebanese crime family may have led to the fatal shooting of a man in a western suburbs industrial park.

Two Altona Meadows men, aged 60 and 25, believed to be father and son, were questioned over the shooting about 11am in Techno Park in Williamstown North yesterday.

The 60-year-old was released last night. The 25-year-old was still in police custody pending further inquiries.

The dead man is in his 30s, but his identity is yet to be confirmed. The Herald Sun has been told the victim arrived in a vehicle with a number plate that did not match it.

Police would not say if anyone arrested at gunpoint outside the factory was already under surveillance or if the firearm had been used in a previous shooting.

The scene after a fatal shooting at Techno Park Drive in Williamstown

POLICE are investigating whether a man shot dead in Melbourne’s west today was the victim of a payback murder between the warring Chaouk and Haddara crime families.

A 25-year-old man and a 60-year-old man have been arrested over the shooting death of a man at Techno Park Drive in the Williamstown Industrial Park in Williamstown North about 11am (AEST) on Monday.

Witnesses told police the victim, believed to be in his 30s, had arrived at the self-storage facility when a single shot was fired from a longarm firearm.

Homicide Squad detective John Potter told reporters that police are investigating whether there is connection to the Chaouk-Haddara rivalry.

The patriarch of the Chaouk family, 65-year-old Macchour Chaouk, was gunned down in the backyard of his home in suburban Brooklyn last month.

A member of a rival Lebanese clan, Ahmed Haddara, was taken into custody following Mr Chaouk’s death but was later released.
“It’s no secret that police have concerns about the incident involving Mr Chaouk,” Detective Potter said.

“I am unable to confirm whether this is a payback – I can say that it’s one option that we are looking at.

“We are concerned about the potential for further violence and we just ask people to remain calm and go about their normal business without getting involved in this incident.”

Police say they have recovered a long arm weapon at the scene.

PEOPLES OPINIONS ARE PRETTY CLEAR ON THESE THINGS. let them kill each other…have a read of these newspaper comments…

  • nh jan of Brisbane Posted at 5:12 AM Today

    Here we go again, factions in Victoria who think they’re a law unto themselves. I wonder if the police will let this spiral out of control like they did the last infamous gang wars that plagued Melbourne?

    Comment 1 of 11

  • Darren of Lysterfield Posted at 5:34 AM Today

    One wonders what would happen to a family of Aussies intending to setup a crime syndicate in Lebanon. “the lucky country” takes on a whole new meaning when we’re fast becoming the worlds doormat.

    Comment 2 of 11

  • David of Point Cook Posted at 6:34 AM Today

    Can all you scum that live in Altona Meadows just p-ss off from this area? You give all of us hard working decent people a bad name.

    Comment 3 of 11

  • Alec Watson of Hawthorn Posted at 6:49 AM Today

    “A long-arm firearm, such as a rifle or shot gun, was used to shoot the victim.” Big difference between the two a rifle would leave a small entry wound and to kill someone from that would have to hit a vital organ. A shot gun would leave a massive wound depending on how close it was with the victim hemorrhaging so bad his body would go into shock and dye from loss of blood.

    Comment 4 of 11

  • TakeYourShoesOffInMyHouse Posted at 6:55 AM Today

    another good Australian shooting up the place

    Comment 5 of 11

  • Two up Todd Posted at 7:02 AM Today

    Any chance the vic government can put all the scum of Melbourne into the MCG for one night, return in the morning burn the dead and lock up the survivors ?

    Comment 6 of 11

  • Leafy burbs of Melbourne Posted at 7:19 AM Today

    Oh what a nice looking, respectable young man he is. NOT. What a typical bogan westie who’s so tough he can only use weapons. Rid Australia of this scum.

    Comment 7 of 11

  • Hans C of Dandenong Posted at 7:20 AM Today

    Look at these people killing themselves over god knows what it is they want in life.Power,greed and drugs can’t be ruled out.Why isn’t the police doing enough to cull down these murders.One of these days lots of people will just die for no reason if this keep going.Shame on them.

    Comment 8 of 11

  • Jack of the sea Posted at 7:38 AM Today

    What is the big deal? Let these filthy low-life scum kill each other, it will be a blessing for Melbourne.

    Comment 9 of 11

  • Common Sense of Melbourne Posted at 7:44 AM Today

    Multiculturism at work

    Comment 10 of 11

  • Darish Posted at 7:59 AM Today

    Its good living in a tolerant society where peices of crap like these idiots being featured here can walk our society unchallenged. God bless em

    Comment 11 of 11

UPDATE:Macchour Chaouk's killing-Ali Chaouk makes statement


Ali Chaouk

Ali Chaouk reading statement on behalf of the family at Funeral

UPDATE 3.50pm: DEPUTY Commissioner Ken Jones has urged people not to act on any desire for revenge in the wake of Macchour Chaouk’s killing.

Speaking after some comments had been made suggesting members of the Chaouk family could take matters into their own hands, Sir Ken said that behaviour would not be tolerated.

“I’m here to warn them and advise them not to take the law into their own hands,” Sir Ken said.

He said police were prepared to take action if such comments were found to constitute criminal offences

Sir Ken also confirmed that Ahmed Haddara remained a person of interest in the case. Mr Haddara was questioned last week and released without charge.

Sir Ken was today asked if his statement was a shot across the bows of those who may seek revenge. “If you want to say that, yes it is.”

MACCHOUR Chaouk’s nephew Ali Chaouk, speaking outside the funeral, and flanked by Macchour’s brother, has attacked the media and police handling of the case while presenting the family’s version of events.

“Macchour Chaouk was gunned down in cold blood at his modest house in Brooklyn and not in his compound as the media said.

“He was killed in his own backyard in front of his three grandchildren, the oldest of them is seven years old.

“He was murdered in front of his wife and daughter-in-law.

“The murderer threatened to kill Macchour’s wife before he ran away.

“We are Macchour’s family and contrary to all media beat-ups, we would like to declare that:

“1. There is gross exaggeration in dealing with this sad event and its coverage. For example using “underworld killing”, “war in the suburbs”, “vicious gun culture”.

“2. We want to strongly believe the Australian justice system and police will secure the rights of the innocent victim and his family in bringing the killer/killers of this terrible crime (sic) to justice.

“We ask the media to respect the right of the family to grieve its big loss and to bear the legal responsibility for any misleading, inaccurate and inflammable (sic) comment on behalf of the family.

UPDATE:Macchour Chaouk’s killing-Ali Chaouk makes statement


Ali Chaouk

Ali Chaouk reading statement on behalf of the family at Funeral

UPDATE 3.50pm: DEPUTY Commissioner Ken Jones has urged people not to act on any desire for revenge in the wake of Macchour Chaouk’s killing.

Speaking after some comments had been made suggesting members of the Chaouk family could take matters into their own hands, Sir Ken said that behaviour would not be tolerated.

“I’m here to warn them and advise them not to take the law into their own hands,” Sir Ken said.

He said police were prepared to take action if such comments were found to constitute criminal offences

Sir Ken also confirmed that Ahmed Haddara remained a person of interest in the case. Mr Haddara was questioned last week and released without charge.

Sir Ken was today asked if his statement was a shot across the bows of those who may seek revenge. “If you want to say that, yes it is.”

MACCHOUR Chaouk’s nephew Ali Chaouk, speaking outside the funeral, and flanked by Macchour’s brother, has attacked the media and police handling of the case while presenting the family’s version of events.

“Macchour Chaouk was gunned down in cold blood at his modest house in Brooklyn and not in his compound as the media said.

“He was killed in his own backyard in front of his three grandchildren, the oldest of them is seven years old.

“He was murdered in front of his wife and daughter-in-law.

“The murderer threatened to kill Macchour’s wife before he ran away.

“We are Macchour’s family and contrary to all media beat-ups, we would like to declare that:

“1. There is gross exaggeration in dealing with this sad event and its coverage. For example using “underworld killing”, “war in the suburbs”, “vicious gun culture”.

“2. We want to strongly believe the Australian justice system and police will secure the rights of the innocent victim and his family in bringing the killer/killers of this terrible crime (sic) to justice.

“We ask the media to respect the right of the family to grieve its big loss and to bear the legal responsibility for any misleading, inaccurate and inflammable (sic) comment on behalf of the family.

Macchour Chaouk’s daughter NAMES Killer


THE wife of slain crime figure Macchour Chaouk would have died with her husband if their young grandson had not been in the line of fire.

Chaouk’s only daughter, who did not wish to me named, told the Herald Sun her father’s murderer attempted to kill her mother, too.

“He pointed the gun at her,” she said. “He didn’t fire because the baby was in the middle.”

The 65-year-old was killed in front of his wife and one-year-old grandson in the backyard of his Brooklyn property last Friday, sparking fears there would be another gangland war.

Hundreds of mourners are expected to farewell Chaouk at his funeral at Preston mosque on Monday.

Chaouk’s daughter sent a chilling message to a rival family suspected of her father’s murder.

“F— ‘em all man, They’re all gone,” she said. “Didn’t they say an eye for an eye? So f— ‘em an eye for an eye too. Same s—.”

She then goes on to say this, which I think is remarkable, she claims her father NAMED THE KILLER BEFORE HE DIED

Chaouk’s daughter said her father identified Haddara patriarch Ahmad Haddara as his shooter.

“My dad didn’t die straight away. He told my mother and my mother saw him, the guy – Ahmad Haddara – that shot my father.”

Mr Haddara, who was questioned by police over Friday’s murder and later released, refused to comment on Sunday.

But a man named Steve, who was with Mr Haddara when approached by the Herald Sun, claimed the family knew nothing about Mr Chaouk’s murder.

“It’s got nothing to do with us,” he said.

Steve said the family was coping well despite recent events.

“It’s all good. We’re OK. We’re very happy,” he said.

But the family’s peace could be short lived.

“He’s (Mr Haddara) not going to be there forever, is he?” Chaouk’s daughter said.

Macchour Chaouk's daughter NAMES Killer


THE wife of slain crime figure Macchour Chaouk would have died with her husband if their young grandson had not been in the line of fire.

Chaouk’s only daughter, who did not wish to me named, told the Herald Sun her father’s murderer attempted to kill her mother, too.

“He pointed the gun at her,” she said. “He didn’t fire because the baby was in the middle.”

The 65-year-old was killed in front of his wife and one-year-old grandson in the backyard of his Brooklyn property last Friday, sparking fears there would be another gangland war.

Hundreds of mourners are expected to farewell Chaouk at his funeral at Preston mosque on Monday.

Chaouk’s daughter sent a chilling message to a rival family suspected of her father’s murder.

“F— ‘em all man, They’re all gone,” she said. “Didn’t they say an eye for an eye? So f— ‘em an eye for an eye too. Same s—.”

She then goes on to say this, which I think is remarkable, she claims her father NAMED THE KILLER BEFORE HE DIED

Chaouk’s daughter said her father identified Haddara patriarch Ahmad Haddara as his shooter.

“My dad didn’t die straight away. He told my mother and my mother saw him, the guy – Ahmad Haddara – that shot my father.”

Mr Haddara, who was questioned by police over Friday’s murder and later released, refused to comment on Sunday.

But a man named Steve, who was with Mr Haddara when approached by the Herald Sun, claimed the family knew nothing about Mr Chaouk’s murder.

“It’s got nothing to do with us,” he said.

Steve said the family was coping well despite recent events.

“It’s all good. We’re OK. We’re very happy,” he said.

But the family’s peace could be short lived.

“He’s (Mr Haddara) not going to be there forever, is he?” Chaouk’s daughter said.