John Silvester has been a crime reporter in Melbourne since 1978. He has written for major Melbourne based newspapers such as the Sunday Herald Sun and others. Silvester has also co-written a number of bestselling books with Andrew Rule based on crime in Melbourne.
They couldn't shoot holes in Fred's story.
So they shot holes in Fred instead.
John Desmond "Fred" Gordon was the star prosecution witness in Operation T-Bone. He rejected police pleas to go into witness protection, punting that he could live longer on the street than in a safe house. He lost the bet. Every day criminals and police make life and death decisions that affect us all.
This is Australia's underbelly.