Carl Wil­liams’s home snapped up

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS - STAFF WRIT­ERS

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.

Roberta Wil­liams

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