Tony Mokbel Wiki – Tony Mokbel Biography
Tony Mokbel is an Australian criminal who has been convicted for a number of offenses, most prominently commercial drug trafficking. He has spent most of his life in Melbourne, Australia. Operation Purana alleged that he is the mastermind behind the Melbourne amphetamines trade. He has been linked to Carl Williams as well as the killing of several victims of the Melbourne gangland war. He disappeared from Melbourne while on trial in March 2006, and he was arrested by Greek police in Athens, Greece, on June 5, 2007. Prior to his arrest, there was a $1 million bounty for information leading to his capture. According to Victoria Police, this reward still stands for the person who tipped off the police on his whereabouts. As a junior, he played Aussie Rules football for East Brunswick Football Club alongside former Carlton Football Club utility player Mil Hanna.
It has been alleged that in late 2002 there was a meeting of more than ten Melbourne organized crime figures in Carlton. At that meeting, it is said that he was beaten, nearly to death, by Nik Radev’s bodyguard, Western Australian Troy Mercanti, who was a member of the Coffin Cheaters motorcycle gang. Andrew Veniamin was ordered by his then close associate, Mick Gatto, to take Mokbel to a female doctor. In the following couple of weeks, Mick Gatto was told that Veniamin and Mokbel became close allies. He was reported to have paid convicted murderers Keith Faure and Evangelos Goussis $150,000 for the March 2004 murder of Lewis Moran, the 23rd victim of the Melbourne gangland killings. After an investigation by Operation Purana, he was charged with Moran’s murder. He was also charged with the October 2003 murder of Michael Marshall in South Yarra.
He was alleged to have laundered over $2 million through At the Top of the Town, a high-profile Melbourne CBD brothel which he purchased through a business associate. One of his amphetamine producers also ran a brothel in the Melbourne south-eastern suburbs while another of his gang member who trafficked large amounts of drugs for him also ran a brothel. Mokbel made every effort to avoid extradition to Australia. He unsuccessfully made applications in Australia to cancel the Australian extradition attempt. At the same time, Lebanese authorities foreshadowed making their own extradition request to the Greek courts. It is not known how Mokbel could have committed any significant crime that could be tried in or on behalf of Lebanon. Greek authorities indicated the serious nature of the charges to be faced in Australia would see extradition to Australia take priority over Greek prosecution of lesser fraud and corruption charges.
On March 18, 2008, the Supreme Court in Athens granted Australia’s request for his extradition. The Greek justice minister’s approval was obtained in May 2008. On May 17, 2008, he arrived at Melbourne Airport aboard a Gulfstream jet along with eight Lebanese men. The cost of the jet drew some criticism, costing the state $450,000, although the Victorian state intends to regain the costs from Mokbel’s criminal earnings. On February 27, 2012, it was reported he had suffered a mild heart attack in prison. On July 3, 2012, he was sentenced in the Supreme Court of Victoria to 30 years with a minimum term of 22 years. On February 11, 2019, he was stabbed in Barwon Prison.
Tony Mokbel Age
He was born on August 11, 1965, in Kuwait.
Tony Mokbel Wife
He was the husband of Carmel DeLorenzo who is now his ex-wife. They had two children together before separating. Tony also had another daughter with his girlfriend.
Tony Mokbel Girlfriend
He was in a relationship with his girlfriend Danielle McGuire and had a daughter ( Brittany McGuire) together.
Tony Mokbel Children
He has a daughter who is known as Susan Mokbel and a son known as Sajih Mokbel. His girlfriend also bore him another daughter called Brittany McGuire who has a salon in Australia.
Tony Mokbel Parents
He is the son of Lora Mokbel who is his mother, further details about his family’s information are scarce.
Tony Mokbel Siblings
H has a sibling who is known as Horty Mokbel.
Tony Mokbel Nationality
He is of Australian -Lebanese nationality.