AN alleged conman concocted an elaborate scheme in a bid to steal millions of dollars from mortgage lenders while ripping off innocent homeowners, a Melbourne court has heard. Former solicitor Gabriel Werden, 45, has been charged with six counts of stealing $1.5 million from banks and financial institutions in the past year, the Melbourne Magistrates Court heard today. Police allege he fraudulently tried to obtain a further $2.5 million from lenders, with up to 10 false mortgage applications still in the system. Fraud squad officer Detective Senior Constable Blake Young alleged that Werden placed advertisements in a Melbourne daily newspaper in 2010 and 2011 spruiking a mortgage refinancing business. But instead of refinancing clients’ homes, he would apply for loans and buy their properties under false names, pocketing the cash through false bank accounts when the transactions settled, Det Sen Const Young alleged. Werden would pretend to be the buyer, real estate agent, conveyancer and solicitor when applying for the loans, it was alleged. Werden, who was arrested in North Melbourne on Tuesday, allegedly used his black BMW sedan as a mobile office and juggled his affairs on three different mobile phones. “I believe that the accused is a professional fraudster,” Det Sen Const Young said in opposing Werden’s bail application. He told the hearing Werden had a long-term gambling problem and allegedly outlayed $37,300 at Crown Casino over 28 days this year, and more than $90,000 over 50 days last year. Werden brought in more than $5 million to the casino in 1998, $2 million in 1997, $5 million in 1996 and $570,000 in 1995, Det Sen Const Young said. He told the hearing he believed Werden’s gambling problem sparked the alleged fraud. Det Sen Const Young argued Werden would flee overseas if he was released on bail. Werden, who represented himself in court and indicated he would plead not guilty to the charges, argued he was not a flight risk and should be granted bail. Magistrate Franz Holzer disagreed. He said the charges Werden faced involved large sums of money and were “at the extreme end of offending”. He said the offences, if proven, were “sophisticated, planned … behaviour which involved repeated and gratuitous fraud over a lengthy period of time, on a large scale”. Mr Holzer remanded Werden in custody until his next court appearance on November 30.
WORKERS were evacuated today after smoke was seen billowing from the No. 3 reactor at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator said.
No other information is yet available.
Earlier today, food contaminated with radiation was found for the first time outside Japan – where milk and spinach have already been tainted by a plume from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant – as Taiwan detected radioactivity in a batch of imported Japanese fava beans.
The discovery of traces of radioactive iodine in Tokyo tap water, well to the south-west of the crippled atomic power plant on the Pacific coast, compounded public anxiety, but authorities said there was no danger to health.
Cooling systems meant to protect the Fukushima plant’s six reactors from a potentially disastrous meltdown were knocked out by the massive tsunami, and engineers have since been battling to control rising temperatures.
Australia: N-plant fear on doorstep
Radiation-suited crews have been striving to restore electricity to the ageing facility 250km north-east of Tokyo, after extending a high-voltage cable into the site from the national grid.
“Our desperate efforts to prevent the situation worsening are making certain progress,” said chief government spokesman Yukio Edano.
“But we must not underestimate this situation, and we are not being optimistic that things will suddenly improve,” he said.
Defence Minister Toshimi Kitazawa said the temperature in all spent fuel-rod pools at the facility had dropped below 100 degrees Celsius – suggesting water-cooling operations were having some effect.
Authorities said reactors five and six at the Fukushima complex meanwhile were in “stable condition”, Kyodo News reported.
Six workers at the plant have been exposed to high levels of radiation but are continuing to work and have suffered no health problems, TEPCO said.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan was to visit a staging ground for the Fukushima relief efforts today, as well as the city of Ishinomaki, where the two survivors were found.
Two found alive
“An 80-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were found under debris,” said a police spokesman in the devastated city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture.
“Their temperatures were quite low but they were conscious. Details of their condition are not immediately known. They have been already rescued and sent to hospital.”
Sumi Abe and her grandson Jin Abe were in the kitchen when the quake struck on March 11, public broadcaster NHK reported. The house collapsed with them inside but the grandson was able to reach food from the refrigerator, helping them to survive.
There have been few such miracle rescues, with almost 21,000 people confirmed as dead or listed as missing following the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and giant tsunami which flattened Japan’s northeast coast on March 11.
Freezing temperatures and snow have hampered rescue operations.
With half a million tsunami survivors huddled in threadbare, chilly shelters and the threat of disaster at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant stretching frayed nerves, the mood in the world’s third-biggest economy remains grim.
Aftershocks fuel terror
According to the charity Save the Children, about 100,000 children were displaced by the quake and tsunami, and signs of trauma are evident among young survivors as the nuclear crisis and countless aftershocks fuel their terror.
“We found children in desperate conditions, huddling around kerosene lamps and wrapped in blankets,” Save the Children spokesman Ian Woolverton said after visiting a number of evacuation centres.
“They told me about their anxieties, especially their fears about radiation,” Mr Woolverton said, adding that several youngsters had mentioned the US atom bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which they know from school.
The government has insisted that there is no widespread threat of radiation. But the discovery of the tainted fava beans by Taiwanese customs officers will do nothing to calm public anxiety that has already spread far beyond Japan.
Several governments in Asia have begun systematic radiation checks on made-in-Japan goods, as well as of passengers arriving on flights from the country.
But Tsai Shu-chen of Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration stressed the radioactive iodine and caesium-137 found on the fava beans were well below legal safety levels.
In the disaster epicentre, authorities have been battling to get more fuel and food to survivors enduring freezing temperatures.
At shelters, some grandparents are telling children stories of how they overcame hardships in their childhood during and after World War II, which left Japan in ruins.
“We have to live at whatever cost,” said Shigenori Kikuta, 72.
“We have to tell our young people to remember this and pass on our story to future generations, for when they become parents themselves.”
There was better news for residents in Rikuzentakata, where construction teams began erecting 36 prefabricated units, the first of many more temporary houses being built for the tsunami homeless.
“They won’t be very big, but whatever they are, it will be better than being in here,” said great-grandmother Tokiko Kanno, who has been sleeping on a school stage.
KIM DUTHIE… QUEEN OF THE TROLLS! DICKI-LEAKS!!!
Posted: December 23, 2010 by leroydragon in In The News
Tags: 17 year old school girl, AFL, DICKILEAKS, football, KIM DUTHIE, nick dal santo, NICK DEL SANTO, NICK REIWOLDT, nudes, SMALL DICKS, ST KILDA
*Edit. 21/2 – Queen Duthie is at it again!!! Seriously – best TROLL EVER!!!!! We commend you Queen Duthie with your efforts against the St Kilda Football Club and staff! Not happy with the Epic Lulz from Del Santo and Nicky Pin Dick, she has now turned the rage on St Kilda Manager Ricky Nixon!!!!! Who is next??? I cannot wait to post the nude pics of Ricky, that perm or whatever the fuck he is sporting is too good, bring on the n0000dz.
Everyone loves a good troll. And everyone I know hates football. So when someone trolls an AFL club, or players, or the WHOLE FUCKEN TEAM well here @ http://www.theangryfijian.com we call that shit LEGENDARY.
So Kim Duthie ( pictured below ) has scored all these pictures of St Kilda players playing with their willies and being generally gay. Not that this is a surprise, given that Molly Meldrum is the number 1 ticket holder, but anyway, its fucking LULZ all round for people like me, who like to see football players squirming their sleazy little arises off on the front page of the paper.
Being the super snoop that I am.. I managed to track downs Kim twitter account, and Im going to be following the circus, and of course, posting the pictures that nobody will post. Here is a couple:
You would hate to be these too small dicked wonders right now wouldn’t you!! Im sure there misses are beating their balls blue, and Im pretty sure, next year the St Kilda’s opposition is going to have plenty of ammo to sledge these motherfuckers into morbid depression that (fingers crossed) leads to a drug addicted career suicide.
St Kilda AFL captain Nick Riewoldt, Zac Dawson and Nick Dal Santo.. suck fucken shit. Hope your little fuck ups get you one step closer to a real job.
Crank some fucking Double Dragon while you are here:
The drummer from Rose Funeral want’s in on these shenanigans too http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/3915/20739/Rose-Funeral-drummer-wants-you-to-see-his-penis-(NSFW).html
As does Mike Patton.
All this voyeuristic prurient interest in the girl’s looks detracts from the central issue of why the AFL tolerates the breach of it’s own Child Protection Policy 2009, which along with the AFL Code of Conduct, enshrined the AFL Membership Policy, tells us that the more things change under Demetrious’ watch, the more they stay the same.
the reason there was so much legal action is because one of the suppressed photos showed one of the players performing oral sex on another.supposedly one of those photos is the first of a series leading up to the climax.if you know anyone who works at a tv station or newspaper,ask them as they are being shared privately.the girl apparently sent all the photos to all the media outlets,thats why the original story of the miami hotel room quietly went away
fuck you says:
you people are fucked if you think this is right or ar suppporting her sure i hate afl and think its gay but this isnt right oh and as for the comments about them getting a job fuck you lets see you run around and do there job. also how how is rugby any different just seems to be more touching in it and less physical fittness seriously you people should be ashamed of yourselves
HAHA HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PICTURE? http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:xppPCk3icPi1iM:http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/215732297.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1293596947&Signature=8smEdCHBymZJCH6%2BBt6mfqZbti4%3D&t=1
LOL, hadn’t but.. ew, haha
Eh, we’ll see what happens.
WINFIELD RED’S 25′s, was about a 35 a day… now maybe 15 a day.
haha. *rolls eyes*
you gave so many women hope, now you are just as bad as the players you wanted to expose. shame on you for pretending you would change things. now you’ve just proven exactly what you wanted to stop, the afl having complete power… so sad.
I just really needed a place to stay..
Do you know what it’s like to stay on the streets?
Do you know what it’s like to not be able to eat for a few days because you have no money?
if you like older men you should like me as am a bit more than twice your age…if you looking at spending time in adelaide let me know, at least still counts me as one of the 1 out of 10 people who like you and comment lol !!
why did you settle i feel like you let down a whole bunch of women who wanted you to carry the torch of train!
I’m Sorry.. I feel sort of the same way
Considering I’ve been to about 3 parties in my life?
I’ve been going out clubbing since I was about 14/15.. So tell me when – Inbetween running 7 days a week and clubbing I managed to fit a party in?
footballers are all cock heads that treat women like shit…more people like you should try to show the world what they are really like….you are very sexy
All the things I can’t explain…
I know you wanna be together, and I wanna spend the night with you.. yeah yeah… with you-oo yeah yeahh, so come with me tonight we can make the night last foreveeerrrr
oh, oh… Let’s pretend you’re mine… We could just pretend, we could just pretend.. yeah yeah… you got what I like, you got what I like, I got whatcha like.. oh cmon… just one taste and you’ll want more… SO TELL ME WHAT YOU’RE WAITING FOR!!!!
*Guitar Solo……* comeeee babyyy we aint gonna live foreveeerrrrr, let me show you all the things that we could dooooo.
yeah CBF writing anymore. ahah.
If you had sex with the footballers on march 27 that would mean the baby wouldn’t be due until about January 27 meaning they could not be the father of the child. correct
Um…. that was my duedate…
Kim Kim Kim……run away with me and we’ll leave Australia behind and we’ll travel the world and have a drink in every bar
that sounds amazing haha
im not going to answer that…
Tony Nguyen is today in jail