Joseph Acquaro Shot Dead

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Joseph Acquaro has been shot dead. Suspicions are this is a professional hit as he allegedly had a contract put on him last year (reasons unknown).

Acquaro was a criminal lawyer popular in the Melbourne Italian community.


http://m.theage.com.au/victoria/bod...cide-squad-investigating-20160314-gniwm2.html

Another sad act of gangland related violence in Victoria one would assume.

If witnesses heard shot/s, why were the police not called as his body wasn't discovered until around 3am by a garbage man.
 

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Bit of an update:

Acquaro was gunned down at approximately 12:40am
He was believed to have been shot from a passing vehicle
A vehicle was heard heading down St Phillip street, where Acquaro was gunned down, away from Lygon street at high speed.
Acquaro was known by his nickname "Pino"
He had previously represented gangland figures Pasquale Barbaro, Rocco Arico and Frank Maddaferi
It's believed he was heavily involved with the Reggio Calabria Club, an Italian society with alleged underworld links.
 

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Comments have been made on this morning's news programs that the assassination of Acquaro may re-ignite the Melbourne gang-land wars as a result. It seems that the rabbit hole might be deeper than we thought?
 
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Nick McKenzie would also be feeling a tad nervous. While most of the media is an easy headline chasing disgrace, I take my hat off to investigative journalists who go after the dangerous stories.
 

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Nick McKenzie would also be feeling a tad nervous. While most of the media is an easy headline chasing disgrace, I take my hat off to investigative journalists who go after the dangerous stories.

Always respected Andrew Rule & John Sylvester for this (Herald Sun/Underbelly writers)
 

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I think it was the HS than mentioned Albanian contacts?
HS reported the Albanians tipped Joe off about the contract. HS obviously got that information from Joe before his unfortunate demise.

The Calabrians won't like that. Hopefully this kicks off a full scale war between the albanians and the mafia, with the winner facing off against the Apex crew in Fed Square. I have my money on the albanians.
 
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HS reported the Albanians tipped Joe off about the contract. HS obviously got that information from Joe before his unfortunate demise.

The Calabrians won't like that. Hopefully this kicks off a full scale war between the albanians and the mafia, with the winner facing off against the Apex crew in Fed Square. I have my money on the albanians.
The Apex Crew are the real string pullers in this whole thing.
 

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Another body found this morning in South Melbourne. Very few details yet, but Homicide squad are on scene.
 

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Nick McKenzie would also be feeling a tad nervous. While most of the media is an easy headline chasing disgrace, I take my hat off to investigative journalists who go after the dangerous stories.
He sleeps OK at night.

Always amazed at how the Essendon Hird believers never went after him, despite it being his interview with Dank that brought the TB-4 evidence into the light. They went for Caro instead.
 
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