Carl Williams’s home snapped up
THE family home of murdered drug kingpin Carl Williams was sold yesterday after his former wife failed in her bid to block the sale.
The Essendon home was set to go to auction at noon yesterday as the Australian Taxation Office attempted to claw back money owed by Roberta Williams’s former father-in-law George Williams’s estate.
But it sold beforehand for an undisclosed amount.
Roberta Williams went to the Supreme Court to stop the sale by the Australian Taxation Office to pay off a $959,714 tax debt owed by George Williams’s estate, linked to money he made importing drugs. Her daughter with Carl, Dhakota Williams, was bequeathed the house in her grandfathers’ will.
Justice Steven Moore on Friday rejected the claim to block the sale, allowing it to go ahead. The property had a reserve price of $750,000, which he said would fall short of the amount owed to the tax office.
The two-storey townhouse was advertised as delivering an “outstanding low-maintenance lifestyle opportunity with its spacious floorplan, quality features throughout and private surrounds”.
George Williams was first notified of the debt after he pleaded guilty to trafficking in November 2007.
The original debt proceedings were dropped, but fresh ones were brought in 2011 and in 2013 he agreed to mortgage his Essendon property to the Commonwealth for $576,000 to cover the debt.