AN underworld consultant deputised by former chief commissioner Christine Nixon allegedly abused his position to conspire with senior officers to concoct a false Victoria Police investigation and leak sensitive police documents.
Court documents allege this was done to pressure a wealthy immigrant to settle a civil matter.
The documents reveal new details of a murky affair that damaged Ms Nixon's reputation after an underworld consultant she personally appointed, Kerry Milte, was revealed to be a conman.
The affair involved Crime Department boss Cdr Rod Lambert and led to the 2005 sacking of Christopher Antony Dale, a partner at law firm Clayton Utz.
Mr Dale was sacked after the law firm alleged he and Mr Milte had used "rogue police" to leak documents and concoct a false police investigation.
The firm alleged the conspiracy was designed to force Korean businessman Che Sul Won to settle a civil matter against one of Mr Dale's clients, Cheuna Schmidt.
The affair also ruined the careers of an Australian Federal Police officer who leaked immigration records - a major embarrassment to Clayton Utz as the department was a client - and a junior VicPol constable.
Now, Mr Dale has launched legal action in the Supreme Court, claiming his dismissal was unfair because he was never charged or convicted over the affair or found guilty of misconduct.
According to Mr Dale's statement of claim, Cdr Terry Purton told the firm's board in September 2005 that Mr Dale's behaviour was "both criminal and unethical", even though he was never charged.
Mr Dale's statement of claim also includes a report by Barry O'Keefe, SC, whom Clayton Utz bought in to investigate.
Mr O'Keefe claimed Mr Lambert leaked documents to Mr Milte, who in turn sent them to Mr Dale.
"The strategy that was applied to Mr Won was that he was made to think there was an official police investigation into his activities with a view to a prosecution," Mr O'Keefe found.
But Mr Dale says none of the accusations levelled at him was substantiated.
heraldsun.com.au 30 Sep 2011
Once out into the open, governments distance themselves from the 'people' involved in the criminal activities, even though others are involved, but not yet implicated.
The public naming of these people is futile, as there will never be any justice served.
The top dogs of the police force can never be taken down for working with the drug lords.