The Life and Crimes of Arthur 'Neddy' Smith

Book - 2002 | 3rd ed
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At the height of his powers in the 1980s, he robbed, bashed and dealt drugs across Sydney with impunity after being given a "green light" by corrupt NSW detectives. The deal meant Smith could do pretty much as he pleased - for a price. Millions changed hands as Smith, working with corrupt police, emerged as one of the biggest organised crime figures of the decade. Then it all went wrong. On a spring evening, a fight left a man dead. Then shortly before Christmas 1988, Smith was caught red-handed during an armed robbery. None of Smith's police contacts would help - so Smith blew the whistle on more than a decade of corruption, sparking first a major inquiry, then a royal commission. Granted an indemnity against prosecution for any crime except murder, Smith's extraordinarily frank account of his life, his misdeeds - and the corruption, violence and treachery of the Australian underworld - make this book unique. Smith makes no apologies and pulls no punches. Since his arrest in 1988, Smith has faced eight murder charges - and been convicted of two. He is now serving a life sentence in Long Bay Jail.
Publisher: Prahran, Vic. : Noble House Enterprises, 2002
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780958099608
Branch Call Number: B 364.1092 SMIT
Characteristics: 323 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Noble, Tom 1964-


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