Convicted murderer claims police paid informer to nail convictions

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Convicted double murderer and a key player in Melbourne’s gangland crime ring, Evangelos Goussis, claims he suffered a “gross miscarriage of justice” during trials for the murders of Lewis Caine and Lewis Moran. Goussis, serving a maximum life sentence for the double murder, has written from jail claiming police heaped rewards on an informer for agreeing to give evidence to prove Goussis shot dead the two gangland criminals. The informer, who cannot be named, had been convicted of the murder of Caine, had pleaded guilty to Moran’s murder and of killing male prostitute Shane Chartres-Abbott. Goussis claimed four properties belonging to the informer had not been confiscated and a $400,000 tax bill was reduced to $40,000. The informer is currently serving 19 years for the murders, which included no extra time for the Chartres-Abbott’s murder. Meanwhile, Goussis is serving a minimum of 35 years, having lost both appeals to the murders. The new information has prompted Goussis to demand a retrial.last_img read more