The demand was just one part of an "extremely generous financial assistance" package Williams was negotiating in exchange for giving the police assistance, the court heard at the trial of former drug investigator Mr Dale yesterday. Mr Dale is facing charges for allegedly lying to the Australian Crime Commission about his relationship with Williams.
Williams also requested a reduction in a 35-year sentence for murder, authorisation for his father George's $750,000 tax bill to be wiped, immunity from prosecution over the murders, as well as eligibility for a $1 million reward for assisting detectives investigating the Hodson murders.
Defence barrister Geoffrey Steward told the court the "extremely generous financial assistance" was negotiated despite the Crown arguing during Carl Williams's earlier murder trials he would not be used to help solve other crimes.
"Mr Geoffrey Horgan, SC, indicated to the court (in the earlier murder trial) that the Crown would not be relying upon the utterances of Carl Williams in respect of unsolved crimes," Mr Steward said.
"And then when Carl Williams later made a statement implicating Paul Dale, it was at a time, not in between the first and second (ACC) examinations, but after the second examination ... he made a statement at a time at which the incentives were being provided to him."
The statement provided by Williams led to the Petra Taskforce, a specialist group of detectives formed to investigate the Hodson murders that disbanded in 2010.
The trial, before Justice Elizabeth Curtain, continues.
dailytelegraph.com.au 13 Mar 2013
Paul Dale, another crooked cop on the crime syndicates payroll.
Watch the legal farce unfold.