Roberta Williams seeks to injunct Essendon home auction

Roberta Williams seeks to injunct Essendon home auction
Roberta Williams seeks to injunct Essendon home auction

The gangland widow Roberta Williams is using the Informer 3838 scandal to lodge an injunction to save her family's Essendon home from being auctioned December 15 by the Tax Office.

The Essendon home that belonged to the late drug lord George Williams is being sold by the ATO after it was seized earlier this year.

The property was being lived in by his daughter in law Roberta Williams after he left the home to his granddaughter Dhakota.

The home, bereft of any furniture, has a reserve of $750,000 for its December 15 auction.

It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and sits on an 235 sqm Primrose Street parcel.

Roberta Williams seeks to injunct Essendon home auction

Back in 2009 Carl Williams had a $570,000 tax debt wiped by the Victorian Police as part of a deal helping them with information on a number of murders.

The debt was reinstated by the government a year later when Carl Williams, Roberta's husband, was murdered in prison.

The ATO was made mortgagee of the home in a deal that avoided a forced sale to cover the debt.

Earlier this year Roberta Williams attempted to gain ownership of the home, although failed, as the Supreme Court ruled she had no claim to the house. 

Her last-ditch bid comes in the wake of the Informer 3838 scandal, as the criminal barrister known as Informer 3838, who gave information to police about her underworld clients, represented murdered drug lord Carl Williams.

Roberta had refused to sell the home initially after George's death, claiming no tax debt existed because it was supposed to be wiped away by a 2009 deal struck with Victoria Police in return for Carl providing information about a series of murders committed.

In 2010, her husband was bashed to death inside Barwon Prison, where he was serving a 35-year sentence for three murders.

Victoria Police cancelled the deal to pay George's tax debt and Roberta argued, as a result, her father-in-law was unconscionably coerced into mortgaging his house to the ATO. This argument was rejected by the Supreme Court.

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