Williams pushing for truth
ROBERTA Williams will demand access to confidential police files on Lawyer X’s dealings with her ex-husband Carl.
Ms Williams (pictured) has sought legal advice on behalf of daughter Dhakota to try and unravel the information provided by Lawyer X to police.
She says the royal commission must investigate Carl’s prison death and whether the four murder convictions against him were legally sound.
“I’m going to fight as hard as I can for him,” Roberta said. “I want answers. I’m not going to let him be murdered for nothing. It’s for my daughter’s sake. I have to do that as her mum.”
Carl Williams’s suspicions about the motives of Lawyer X grew while he was in prison.
Her signature was regularly seen in the visitor book at Barwon Prison from 2005.
Williams said he did not know why she came. But he suspected she was gathering information to pass on.
Lawyer X represented Williams intermittently in 20032004 for which he would be convicted of four murders – Jason Moran, Mark Mallia, Michael Marshall and Lewis Moran.
Williams wrote her off in a later letter, more than a decade before her deceptions were revealed to the public last week.
“In regards to (Lawyer X) I am 100% correct as much as I didn’t want to think I was right, the writing was on the wall,” Carl wrote as his murder cases proceeded. “I had a lot of time for (Lawyer X) and stuck up for her quite a lot of time with different people. (Lawyer X) admitted to Milad that she told or advised (a co-accused) to go with police and make statements against me and others.”
Supreme Court documents showed Lawyer X counted the turning of Williams’s hitmen against their boss as a key k moment of her informing f i career.
A well-placed legal source said Williams figured out Lawyer X many years before his neighbour two doors down at Barwon Prison, Tony Mokbel.
“People have this view of Carl that he’s like the character in Underbelly,” the source said.
“That’s nothing like him. He was a really smart guy. He’s the guy who would make 200 phone calls a day. He wouldn’t tell anyone anything, he’d never give anyone up.”
“But he’d put all of those pieces, all those chats together and he’d create a pretty real picture out of what’s happening. He was a pretty smart guy, for a guy that got, you know, essentially life in jail.”
The revelations have brought the convictions of high-profile criminals, including Mokbel into question.