Mark “Chopper” Read was one of Australia’s most notorious criminals who earned fame and fortunate by writing ten books detailing his life inside and outside of prison walls. Oh and he had his ears cut off to be transferred to another wing in prison. He died on October 9, 2013 at the age of 58.

obitoftheday: “Obit of the Day: “Chopper’ Mark “Chopper” Read was one of Australia’s most notorious criminals. A man who claimed to have killed 19 people, and also sold hundreds of thousands of copies.

Judy Moran ... underworld war widow, lost her husband, Lewis, and sons Mark and Jason in the gangland war. She is now serving a 26-year jail term for orchestrating the murder of her brother-in-law Desmond "Tuppence" Moran in 2009.

underworld war widow, lost her husband, Lewis, and sons Mark and Jason in the gangland war. She is now serving a jail term for orchestrating the murder of her brother-in-law Desmond "Tuppence" Moran in

Tony Mokbel ... fugitive drug boss who vanished in March 2006 during his trial for cocaine smuggling. Being hunted by Australian Federal Police and Interpol in 184 countries, he was jailed in absentia for 12 years. A hitman has Mokbel and Carl Williams split a $150,000 fee to have Lewis Moran killed.

Tony Mokbel ... fugitive drug boss who vanished in March 2006 during his trial for cocaine smuggling. Being hunted by Australian Federal Police and Interpol in 184 countries, he was jailed in absentia for 12 years. A hitman has Mokbel and Carl Williams split a $150,000 fee to have Lewis Moran killed.

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.

Pasquale Barbaro ... bodyguard killed with the man he was hired to protect, Jason Moran,  in Essendon in 2003 in a shooting orchestrated by Carl Williams. Picture: Channel 7.

bodyguard killed with the man he was hired to protect, Jason Moran, in Essendon in 2003 in a shooting orchestrated by Carl Williams.

Jason Moran ... shot dead, age 36, with his associate Pasquale Barbaro in a van while watching a children's football clinic in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon in June 2003. He allegedly shot Carl Williams in the stomach four years earlier, sparking a series of bloody paybacks - the Melbourne gangland wars - that have cost 27 lives.

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Jason Matthew Patrick Moran (22 September 1967 – 21 June 2003) was an Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria, and one of the leaders of the Moran crime family, notable for its involvement in the Melbourne gangland killings.

Jason Matthew Patrick Moran September 1967 – 21 June was an Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria, and one of the leaders of the Moran crime family, notable for its involvement in the Melbourne gangland killings.

Carl Williams sentenced to life imprisonment, with a non-parole period of 35 years, for the murders  of Jason Moran, Lewis Moran and Mark Mallia. Here he is led from Melbourne Supreme Court  after a drug trafficking hearing in 2004. Picture: Richard Cisar-wright

Carl Williams sentenced to life imprisonment, with a non-parole period of 35 years, for the murders of Jason Moran, Lewis Moran and Mark Mallia. Here he is led from Melbourne Supreme Court after a drug trafficking hearing in Picture: Richard Cisar-wright

Aussie True Crime: About Mark Moran Mark Anthony Moran (4 July 1964 – 15 June 2000) was a criminal of the infamous Moran family from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, notable for its involvement in the illegal drug trade and the Melbourne gangland killings. Moran was murdered outside his Aberfeldie home, allegedly by Carl Williams, just after 8 pm on 15 June 2000, aged 35.

Mark Anthony Moran July 1964 – 15 June was a criminal of the infamous Moran family from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, notable for.

Andrew "Benji" Veniamin and Carl Williams leave Melbourne Magistrates Court together on the morning of Benji's last day alive, 23 March 2004.

Andrew "Benji" Veniamin and Carl Williams leave Melbourne Magistrates Court together on the morning of Benji's last day alive, 23 March

The Underworld Blog: Underbelly Series 1 Cast Vs Real Comparison

So as im a big fan of the book and TV series Underbelly i thought i would do a comparison with the actors and the real life people who the s.

George Williams, father of Melbourne crime gang boss Carl Williams, pictured outside his home in 2015 following a non fatal drive by shooting

12 years, 36 bodies: Melbourne's bloody gangland war

The assassination-style killing of Melbourne criminal lawyer and mafia associate Joe 'Pino' Acquaro is just the latest chapter in a long and bloody gangland war that has gripped Melbourne.

The Underworld Blog: Underbelly Series 1 Cast Vs Real Comparison

So as im a big fan of the book and TV series Underbelly i thought i would do a comparison with the actors and the real life people who the s.

Lewis Moran leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court after being bailed. Digital Image. Source: Herald Sun

Lewis Moran leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court after being bailed.

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.

Jason moran Jason Matthew Patrick Moran (22 September 1967 – 21 June 2003) was an Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria, and a member of the Moran crime family, notable for its involvement in the Melbourne gangland killings. He sported a 12 cm scar on the side of his face.

Jason moran Jason Matthew Patrick Moran (22 September 1967 – 21 June 2003) was an Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria, and a member of the Moran crime family, notable for its involvement in the Melbourne gangland killings. He sported a 12 cm scar on the side of his face.

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