Wil­liams push­ing for truth

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - AN­THONY DOWSLEY PA­TRICK CARLYON

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.

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