Thursday, October 28, 2010

Schapelle Corby,"TOM," The Keystone Cops (Whoops typo, should be "AFP") & A Formal Complaint to ACLEI

Dear Philip,

This is another formal complaint to ACLEI. Please treat it as such, and I look forward to a formal acknowledgement, plus a formal, written outline of your normal procedures and time frames for complaints (I assume those expected organisational protocols are in your policy manual, and if they're not, they should be). Five months of stone walling (re another complaint of mine), is neither acceptable or professional. If that's your standard, you might as well resign now, and donate your salary back to the tax payer.

I am asking you to investigate the Government payment of $800,000 to the career criminal/QANTAS baggage handler known as "Tom," working at Sydney Airport on the day Schapelle flew, who was also allowed to keep three quarters of a million dollars he claimed to have earned "Honestly," and never charged with any offence:

"He is identified only by the pseudonym Tom. In court documents revealed this week after police smashed the cocaine ring, he lurks as the character most likely to strike fear into the heart of a traveller.

He is not Hurley, notorious underworld figure, or another one of the accused - the high-flying former Macquarie Bank executive Ian Chalmers. Tom is someone rather less exotic but in a sense more sinister to the flying public: he was employed by Qantas at Sydney Airport. He may be there still, handling your bags." Sydney Morning Herald, 14 May 2005, Too Much Baggage.

"Tom is an indemnified witness who was paid $200,000 a year for four years. He was also allowed to keep around three quarters of a million dollars that he made ‘honestly’ through gambling." 9th paragraph
Please determine if this was "Normal/Routine" policy and procedure, or if this outrageous generosity with my tax dollars (and scant regard for public safety, re potential further offences), was motivated by a need to buy his silence, vis a vis his corrupt dealings with police:
"Arrested several times, Tom bribed police in the ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ to reduce or beat the charges and at other times bribed them for information they might have had about his activities or the activities of his associates." 6th paragraph
Further, please investigate (and report on), whether or not the AFP investigated "Tom's" connections to domestic (airport), cannabis smuggling on the 8th October 2004 (the day Schapelle flew out of Sydney Airport). Please note:

"As well as cannabis, Tom trafficked in ecstasy and cocaine" 5th paragraph

As Sir John Wheeler noted (page 111), cannabis is (and was), trafficked through domestic Australian airports, via corrupt insiders.

I assume you've heard of Occam's Razor, which says (in essence), the simplest explanation is usually the right one. In other words, it takes an awful lot of convoluted and unlikely reasoning to explain why a young woman with no criminal history and no criminal profile, was the first person ever (before or since), to smuggle marijuana FROM Australia, TO Bali (at a huge loss, given the drug sells for a pittance in Bali, compared to this country) - but it takes no great leap of logic to assume that long term scroat (and opportunistic QANTAS baggage handler), "Tom" accidentally missed his domestic marijuana shipment (using an innocent QANTAS passenger like Schapelle as a drug mule), while he was busy with a much more valuable international cocaine shipment (using an innocent QANTAS passenger like Gary Macdonald as a drug mule). Further, other Australian airline passengers, like Steve and Dee (5th paragraph, page 2), have found cannabis (that didn't belong to them), in their luggage after flying from Australia to Bali, and this secret Australian Customs report prepared by Customs Officer Caterina Magni in 2003 . . .

So to continue, as "Tom" was a long-term career criminal, the manager who checked his references and "Work history" at QANTAS (Tony Conwell?), has an awful lot of explaining to do. I doubt he joined for the pension benefits and long service leave. Quote:

"One of Hatfield’s distributors was a criminal in his mid twenties who has been given the pseudonym ‘Tom’ by law-enforcement authorities.

Tom has never held a job or had a legitimate income. He was a cannabis smoker at school and on leaving he quickly moved into the drug trade as a supplier. His progression from small-time dealer to large-scale trafficker was swift. He became part of a network aligned to an outlaw motorcycle gang whose drug operations were centred in Adelaide but spread to most states and territories of Australia.

As well as cannabis, Tom trafficked in ecstasy and cocaine. He carried a gun. Once he kidnapped another dealer who had ripped off his South Australian bikie drug suppliers and put him in a car for delivery to the Adelaide gang. Tom told a court that he never saw the drug dealer again but that he didn’t consider it a kidnapping because ‘He never asked to get out [of the boot].’

Arrested several times, Tom bribed police in the ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ to reduce or beat the charges and at other times bribed them for information they might have had about his activities or the activities of his associates. By 2000 Tom was selling cocaine supplied by Hatfield. Four years later he was a partner with Hatfield who had progressed to become one of Aunty’s major distributors.

In mid 2004 Aunty’s syndicate made another successful importation of around one tonne. Over six months Hatfield and Tom sold 200 kilograms of Aunty’s cocaine, most of which found its way onto the streets of Kings Cross and to the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang. Hatfield and Tom sold the 200 kilograms for around $30 million cash. Of that they paid Aunty $24 million and kept around $6 million for themselves." The Punch 6 June 2009, The Aussie Mother Behind a $30 Million Cocaine Deal, by Clive Small, former Assistant Commissioner to The NSW Police Force.

I look forward to hearing from you, re these very serious issues, and which (unfortunately), Brendan O'Connor is point blank refusing to acknowledge.

Regards, Kim

PS - All the above (and ACLEI responses), will be published in The QANTAS Cover Up