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Understate: Lawyer X
Victoria Police turned a criminal lawyer named Nicola Gobbo into an informer against her own clients. Dubbed Lawyer X by the media, Gobbo arguably helped stop a bloody gangland war in Melbourne but she also undermined the state’s justice system. Adam presents new evidence that shows the extent of her treachery.
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4.6 stars from 38 ratings
This should have been an amazing podcast. The writer makes an assumption that the listener knows all the players in the game and the history of the gangland wars rather than providing valuable information to flesh out the story and make the listener invested in the players and what unfolds. It’s...Read full review »
KBsays via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/16/20
Great series
Another great series from Understate and Adam Shand. For new listeners, take a listen to earlier Adam Shand podcasts as they provide a good background to this case. Very interesting and shady character, makes me think we only a very small amount of what really happened over the years of the...Read full review »
husky1859 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/02/20
A very interesting look into Gobbo, who clearly had a lot more to do with the underworld wars in Melbourne than is commonly known by the public. She’s a shady individual... This podcast ties back to Adam’s other podcast, Jailhouse Lawyer & the vampire gigalo case. I found it enthralling.
Axiom777 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/25/20
Recent Episodes
Drug barons and corrupt police were running riot in the early 2000s but Victoria Police had a secret weapon, a criminal barrister prepared to betray her clients, lovers and associates. This double agent was playing a deadly game.
Published 01/16/20
Gobbo turns a key ally of gangland mass murderer Carl Williams against him and a string of hitmen follow suit. Victoria Police seems to have ended the bloodshed on the streets that claimed more than 30 lives but ultimately some convictions may be unsafe.
Published 01/14/20
Gobbo helps police take down drug baron Tony Mokbel then betrays a client involved with the Calabrian mafia in the world’s largest importation of ecstasy. However, at the height of her success as an informer, Lawyer X begins to unravel.
Published 01/13/20
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