7 episodes

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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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.

    1. Frankenstein’s Barrister

    1. Frankenstein’s Barrister

    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.

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    • 30 min
    2. The Glittering Prize

    2. The Glittering Prize

    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.

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    • 26 min
    3. A Good Lawyer

    3. A Good Lawyer

    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.

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    • 24 min
    4. Return of The Vampire

    4. Return of The Vampire

    Gobbo helps a pathological liar to claim credit for the 2003 murder of “vampire gigolo” Shane Chartres Abbott. Senior police ignore evidence the testimony and a $30 million investigation ends in failure. Two killers are walking free.

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    • 33 min
    5. Mutual Destruction

    5. Mutual Destruction

    Former Chief Commissioner Simon Overland fronts the Lawyer X Royal Commission and tells of a “toxic co-dependency” between Victoria Police and Lawyer X.  The glittering prize has become a millstone that sinks the careers and reputations of senior police.

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    • 32 min
    6. Waiting For Gobbo

    6. Waiting For Gobbo

    Facing a contempt of court charge if she didn’t give evidence to the Royal Commission, Lawyer X makes a surprise appearance. Finally, Nicola Gobbo would explain to the world her motivation for becoming a double-dealing snitch.

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    • 20 min

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