The bottom line with this post is that there is enough prima facie evidence to have Commissioner Phillip Bradley of the NSW Crime Commission charged with criminal offences. E.g taking bribes, attempting to pervert the course of justice and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice etc.
The NSW Crime Commission is a law enforcement body that is meant to investigate organised crime is NSW. As it turns out most of the organised crime in NSW is actually happening at the NSW Crime Commission or with their assistance.
Commissioner Bradley is currently fighting for his life to have crimes committed by the NSW Crime Commission stopped being investigated by the NSW Police Integrity Commission.
I wasn’t planning to do a follow-up post to my previous post, Police versus Police in the NSW Supreme Court, so soon but some major pieces of evidence have come to my attention that says Commissioner Phillip Bradley should be charged summarily and there needs to be a Royal Commission into the NSW Crime Commission.
The major part of the new evidence relates to the drug dealer James Kinch paying $900,000 to the NSW Crime Commission to have charges dropped for drugs and proceeds of crime offences. Kinch was arrested in 2003 and left the country in 2004 after paying his bribe to Commissioner Phillip Bradley and Bradley’s right hand man Mark Standen who himself is currently on trial for drug related charges. But we will get back to that in a minute.
What has to be said is that on Commissioner Phillip Bradley’s watch the NSW Crime Commission has been taking bribes off criminals to have charges dropped and to help them wash their proceeds of crime.
How the deal generally worked is that the NSW Crime Commission would do deals with the criminals to forfeit some of their proceeds of crime. The deal is meant to go before a Judge at the NSW Supreme Court to approve and make sure it is above-board. But this was being circumvented and it would be signed off by a dodgy Registrar at the court. This is so that a Judge would not have to get their hands dirty as they would be required to give and publish reasons for their decision.
The criminal would be happy as they could keep the rest of their proceeds of crime scott free and no one could touch it.
What would happen then is that millions of dollars would go straight into the bank account of the NSW Crime Commission. As they would keep a certain percentage supposedly for legal expenses and give the rest to the NSW Government.
From what I can tell is there are two key ways that Phillip Bradley and the boys and girls at the NSW Crime Commission have been laundering the bribes.
One was discussed in my previous post Police versus Police in the NSW Supreme Court where basically it was being funnelled through solicitor’s bank accounts who were representing for the criminals.
Another way was that staff at the NSW Crime Commission would be made redundant and given big fat payouts and then re-employed straight away. Likely with a pay rise.
Now back to James Kinch and his $900,000 bribe. Back in 2003 Phillip Bradley and Mark Standen had organised the bribe the problem being is that Kinch had already been charged and it was in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions. James Kinch obviously refused to pay the bribe unless the charges were dropped.
In an email Mark Standen sent to Phillip Bradley in 2003 in relation to the criminal charges that James Kinch was facing he said that they were a ”stumbling block to our confiscation settlement”. In other words if the charges aren’t dropped they will not get their $900,000 bribe.
So they sent a letter to the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Greg Smith. (Greg Smith is now the NSW Attorney General and Minister for Justice. I think he would have a huge incentive to cover this up).
It an article in the SMH it says:
“The money laundering charge was dropped soon after a document prepared by Mr Standen, but sent to Mr Smith under Mr Bradley’s signature, said Mr Kinch had given valuable information and offered to plead guilty on the drug charges.” (Click here to read the full article)
One of the things being missed is the role of the courts, the Registrar and the former Chief Justice, James Spigelman. Not only would the NSW Crime Commission have known that having a court registrar sign off on the deals was illegal but Chief Justice Spigelman and the court would have known as well. If the registrar was signing off on the deal he/she would had to have recieved Chief Justice Spigelman’s approval one would have thought. The other option is that the registrar or registrar’s are corrupt.
But given Spigelman’s dodgy history and it would have to be odds on that he was up to his neck in it. I have previously done a story on Chief Justice Spigelman titled “Chief Justice Spigelman – Predetermined Judgements.” (Click here to read)
This is a scandal that involves law enforcement officers and the courts colluding with organised criminals. Anything less than a Royal Commission itself would be a scandal.
I have just come across an article that was published today in the SMH at about the same time my post was published which is relevent to the above post. It is about Phillip Bradley and the money and effort he has spent trying to close down the Police Integrity Commission inquiry into his criminal conduct.
It is titled “Attempt to shut down inquiry cost thousands” and starts off ” AN UNPRECEDENTED attempt by the NSW Crime Commission’s to silence a public inquiry into its internal affairs by a corruption watchdog has cost NSW taxpayers more than $386,000.”
“Since last year, the Police Integrity Commission has been investigating the way the NSW Crime Commission has been confiscating criminal proceeds and carving up legal fees for both itself and solicitors representing commission targets.”
And goes on to say “But the investigation has been bitterly contested by the Crime Commission boss, Phillip Bradley. After repeated attempts behind closed doors to stop the inquiry failed, Mr Bradley unsuccessfully sued the PIC in the NSW Supreme Court, alleging it had overstepped its powers.” (Click here to read the full article)
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