Alphonse Gangitano ... first victim in Melbourne's gangland killings, shot in the head from close range in his Templestowe home in January 1998. A coroner later found associates Jason Moran and Graham Kinniburgh were present. Picture: Ben Swinnerton.

first victim in Melbourne's gangland killings, shot in the head from close range in his Templestowe home in January A coroner later found associates Jason Moran and Graham Kinniburgh were present.

Carl Williams in the custody of Taskforce Purana officers, following his arrest in 2004 for his role in the Melbourne Gangland war. Photograph: Angela Wylie AJW/Danny John

Australia's baby-faced killer Carl Williams dies in jail

Carl Williams in the custody of Taskforce Purana officers, following his arrest in 2004 for his role in the Melbourne Gangland war. Photograph: Angela Wylie AJW/Danny John

An aerial view of the blast in Coburg in which John Furlan was killed. Picture: Jay Town Source: HeraldSun

Fresh Leads on John Furlan car bombing

Paul Kallipolitis and Andrew "Benji" Veniamin

Paul Kallipolitis and Andrew 'Benji' Veniamin were mates before Benji is suspected of shooting him dead.

Amphetamine lab explodes in Brunswick. Later found to be a record $78 million drug lab. One man, Paul Edward Howden charged and convicted. His lawyers argue he was acting on behalf of the godfather of his children, and man called 'Tony'. No-one appears to inquire into his surname. The property is later used as surety for Mokbel when he skips bail. Photo: Pat Scala

As Tony Mokbel faces sentencing this week at the Supreme Court, we look through the archives of the headline-making events of his criminal career.

THE PLAYERS: Mario Rocco Condello Close ally of Gatto and former solicitor who’d been jailed for arson and fraud. Known as a “money man”, he’d acted as a loan shark and was suspected of money laundering for Calabrian mafia. Was arrested for plotting to kill Williams and his father George, but shot dead before he could face trial in 2006.A police mugshot of Mario Rocco Condello. Picture: HWT library

Why gangland lawyers sometimes end up a victim of their own success

Double-murderer Rodney Charles Collins is suspected of being responsible for at least nine slayings, including police informer Terry Hodson and his wife Christine (2004), Mario Condello (2006) and Brian Kane (1982). Picture: Herald Sun Source: Herald Sun

Double-murderer Rodney Charles Collins is suspected of being responsible for at least nine slayings, including police informer Terry Hodson and his wife Christine Mario Condello and Brian Kane Picture: Herald Sun Source: Herald Sun

Fire at Mokbel's $78 million drug lab located at 9 Downs Street, Brunswick, February 1997. Photo: Mark Wilson

Fire at Mokbel's $78 million drug lab located at 9 Downs Street, Brunswick, February 1997. Photo: Mark Wilson

The burnt out car used by Kinniburgh murderer Source: The Age

The burnt out car used by Kinniburgh murderer Source: The Age

The card left by half-brother Jason Moran the grave of Mark Anthony Moran Cole at Fawkner Cemetery.

The card left by half-brother Jason Moran the grave of Mark Anthony Moran Cole at Fawkner Cemetery.

Police attend the scene of Jason Moran and Pasquale Barbaro's murder on 21 June 2003.

Police attend the scene of Jason Moran and Pasquale Barbaro's murder on 21 June

The body of Alfonso Muratore lies on the road outside his Storey Ave, Hampton home. A hooded gunman shot him as he left for the Footscray Fruit and vegetable market. Picture: HWT library.

The body of Alfonso Muratore lies on the road outside his Storey Ave, Hampton home. A hooded gunman shot him as he left for the Footscray Fruit and vegetable market.

Just before 10pm on 6 February 2006, Mario Condello was shot dead at his property on the corner of North Road and Elizabeth Street, East Brighton.

Just before on 6 February Mario Condello was shot dead at his property on the corner of North Road and Elizabeth Street, East Brighton.

Mokbel was a suspect in organising the murder of Mario Condello as he returned to his East Brighton home (pictured) on February 6, 2006. No charges were ever laid. Photo: Penny Stephens

Mokbel was a suspect in organising the murder of Mario Condello as he returned to his East Brighton home (pictured) on February No charges were ever laid.

Mark Moran's house at 31 Combermere Street, Aberfeldie - he was shot dead by Carl Williams at the front of this house in 2000.

Mark Moran's house at 31 Combermere Street, Aberfeldie - he was shot dead by Carl Williams at the front of this house in

Victor Pierce, 42, was killed on May 1 2002, while in a car parked in front of a Port Melbourne supermarket.

Victor Peirce, was killed on May 1 while in a car parked in front of a Port Melbourne supermarket.

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