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MP Resigns Over Gangland Link

Society & Culture  (tags: crime, ethics, government, law, Thompson )

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LABOR frontbencher Kelvin Thomson resigned today after it emerged he once provided a reference for one of Australia's most wanted criminals.

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Ali Hirst (286)
Friday March 9, 2007, 1:20 am
The shadow attorney-general said he had resigned because he had provided a letter of reference for fugitive drug baron Tony Mokbel when Mokbel was applying for a liquor licence in 2000.

The letter described Mokbel, a convicted cocaine trafficker with known links to Melbourne's underworld who is currently on the run, as a "responsible, caring husband and father" who was "making a significant contribution to the community".

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