Victoria Police last week denied the claimed deal despite several approaches by the Herald Sun, but it has now been alleged the underworld killer wrote off the majority of a $400,000 tax debt and was granted beach day trips with his wife and dog in exchange for his evidence.
The claims are made by another man convicted of multiple underworld murders who has written publicly for the first time, claiming he is the victim of a conspiracy involving police and former criminal associates.
The supergrass - a known liar, murderer and thief whose criminal pedigree stretches back generations - accused corrupt police of involvement in the murder of "vampire'' killer Shane Chartres-Abbott.
That case destroyed the careers of several long-serving police.
The supergrass's evidence was also found to be unreliable and led to the failed prosecution of several other underworld figures.Evangelos Goussis, a violent drug dealer convicted of the slaying of petty criminal Lewis Moran, has failed in several appeals but now says he was the victim of strong-armed police tactics and says he was convinced by the supergrass into confessing his role.
Goussis claims the supergrass bluffed prosecutors, had $360,000 in tax debt wiped and was allowed out of prison to walk on the beach with his wife and dog in exchange for his evidence.
Goussis claims the supergrass's evidence was proven false and led to the acquittal of other underworld figures.
He has called for a royal commission into the affair.
heraldsun.com.au 6 Jun 2012