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THE WLODARCZYK KILLING: Terror becomes horror, Kay Chambers is dead!

In July 1994 Kay Chambers and Paul Johannsen were extradited from Sydney to face charges in the Brisbane Supreme Court re the 1975 mutilation murder of this popular and loyal member of The Painters and Dockers Union. In response to demands this journal published in May and June 1996, and to telephone inquiries re the delay in bringing this matter to trial. A Justice Department spokesman replied 11 July 1996 there would be no trial, Johannsen had been released from custody early 1996, after key prosecution witness Chambers had committed suicide by jumping from a tall building in Sydney in November 1995, after being released from custody in Brisbane a short time before.

At the July '94 extradition hearing in Sydney, Chambers pleaded, screaming to the judge not to send her to Brisbane, shrieking she had been shot in the head there shortly after John Wlodarczyk's death, in an attempt to kill her. When asked of the probity of the delay in proceeding with the trial. The Justice Dept. man replied the question of probity was not for him, He garbled some bull about defense lawyers making applications, evading the Issue of the delay. Asked why did the trial not proceed immediately the pair arrived in Brisbane, she appeared to have been in custody for at least thirteen months, remanded, charged in relation to a nineteen year old murder investigation, And was he aware this union had been pursuing this matter independently, and had made statements in court, and to the police, and the Criminal Justice Commission since 1992, regarding the activities of a man called Stretch Johannsen  who was said by the same source ultimately to name Smith as the murderer of Batkin ie the dockyard grapevine, to have along with a woman accomplice killed John Wlodarczyk, aka  John Grosvenor, aka Mexican Johnny. The JD man remained aloof.

The union insisted probity was lacking, evidenced circumstantially by the death of this

woman, which lack of probity we have alleged consistently is tied to terrorism on the docks, and wanton and serious corruption among the police, at the CJC, and in parliament. However the most serious corruption and the place where probity has least place we allege, is within the Crown Law Department, The Public Prosecutors Office. The JD fellow was become a tad churlish by then. We persisted, Peter Beattie was Parliamentary Criminal Justice Commission Committee Chairperson when the union approached him in 1992, additionally he was Member for Brisbane the electorate in which the union office is located. We told him corrupt murderous elements from within and without the union, were in the process of hijacking the electoral process within the organization, and that the mob at The Australian Industrial Relations Commission were getting cute re their role in proceedings, that members had been openly threatened, in company with murder, and that threats had preceded the deaths of Ron Chapman and Les Batkin dead up until then, as we told Beattie and Merv Collins and now Kay Chambers since.

ITEM: Xenophon Zervos was shot dead as he was getting into his car at his home in the

Brisbane suburb of Holland Park on the early morning of March 26 1986. In 1988 Constable Butler told the Fitzgerald Inquiry, an inquiry into police malfeasance formed on the initiative of Bill Gunn then Police Minister and Deputy Premier, that Mr. Zervos was the victim of professional assassins recruited from the Dockers Union, by police to murder another policeman, a Detective  Constable Salvatore Di Carlo. Butler alleges the murderers went to the wrong address and fired on a man whose fate was the random result of human error, and that Di Carlo was on the wrong side of his workmates because investigations he was proceeding with were sensitive, and involved a firebombing at a Fortitude Valley nightclub in 1973 in which fifteen people died.

Mr. Zervos was it appears, related by marriage to Salvatore Di Carlo. In which case the plot is somewhat thicker than it would otherwise have been, had that not been the case. DI Carlo's lot has prospered, he has gone from undercover copper, where his role was allegedly to infiltrate criminal society, gain the confidence and the friendship of any lonely poor stiff he could, Then fix him up with criminal charges. Now it's Sammy Di Carlo Barrister at Law. Who until he instituted a policy of omerta toward the jolly old Dockies Union was quite a source of knowledge.

Sammy there is a stone in my shoe about the whole thing. Particularly about threats broad-  cast re Merv Collins, that Merv was a stone in somebody's shoe re the Zervos thing.

ITEM: 1978 The Coroner recommends Vincent O'Dempsy and Pat Glancy be charged with three counts of murder, evidence linked the pair to police who wanted to urge a Billy McCulken not to testify in a court case then pending which concerned police corruption, the victims were Mr McCulken's wife and daughters. The Crown Prosecutor did not proceed in the matter issuing a terse statement that in his opinion, evidence valid in the Coroner's Court was invalid in the Supreme Court because some of it was hearsay. No bodies have ever been found, 0'Dempsy is said to be the proprietor of a private cemetery and an associate of Les Smith, both of whom are known associates of former Acting Police Commissioner Ron Redmond.

Uncle Greg, and the charter of the CJC. Which was to complete investigations into

matters raised with Fitzgerald, including allegations Asian terror gangs operating in the Fortitude Valley business district that were importing and distributing heroin, relied on the services of Police Superintendent Greg Early to protect their drug operations from the outside, while homicide kept order within, witnesses  told of murder committed at Cleveland. More shame.   Page 2

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