(ABC News) The former head of the Purana anti-gangland taskforce, Jim O'Brien, told Tuesday's inquiry he received all her information but never used it. "I knew Tony Mokbel was going to jerk the legal system around for the next 12 months," he said. "I mean, I was under no illusions. He'd already said what he was going to do." The commission heard Ms Gobbo suggested police charge Mokbel with perverting the course of justice and organise for her to be grilled at a coercive hearing about his plans to fight extradition. Ms Gobbo hoped the plan would hide the fact she was a police informer and hurt Mokbel's attempts to avoid being returned to Australia. Despite her suggestions, the commission heard police in the Source Development Unit and the Purana Taskforce did not want her involved with Mokbel as it risked exposing her role as a human source. Mick Gatto suspected 'Purana are working on him', notes say The commission also heard Ms Gobbo was summoned by underworld figure Mick Gatto to a 2007 steakhouse dinner where he tried to work out who was helping police. The meeting was on the day of the arrest of his associate Faruk Orman for the 2002 murder of Victor Pierce. Unbeknownst to Mr Gatto, Ms Gobbo was instrumental in building the case against Mr Orman, who was accused of being the getaway driver. In the wake of what has become known as the Lawyer X scandal, Mr Orman's murder conviction has since been quashed , after he spent 12 years in jail. According to notes made by Mr O'Brien and read to the inquiry, Ms Gobbo sat at the table as Mr Gatto tried to work out where police were getting their information from. In his police diary, Mr O'Brien noted that Ms Gobbo's handlers had passed on information about the meeting. "Gatto says he's been told by someone close to Purana that Purana are working on him," Mr O'Brien read out. According to the notes, Mr Gatto wanted to know where police were getting their information from and believed police were"putting pressure on Orman to try and get him to roll". He was also guessing what information police had on Mr Orman that had lead to his arrest. "Gatto said shooter was Benji but I've murdered him so who else could be giving evidence," Mr O'Brien read from the diary notes. Mr Gatto was tried but acquitted of murdering Andrew"Benji" Veniamin, on the grounds of self-defence. Veniamin was always suspected of being the shooter in the murder of Victor Peirce. Mr Orman has always denied any involvement in the murder. Read more: ABC News
And he 'cried' for his 'victims' also? Give me a break. Surprising that Ms.Gobbo is still with us given the almost daily revelations.
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