Faruk Orman Bio
Faruk Orman Bio: He is a former Australian gangland gateway driver. He is alleged to have been the driver for hitman Andrew “Benji” Veniamin, who shot Victor George Peirce in 2002. Veniamin was murdered in
He will be released from jail because of a “substantial miscarriage of justice” caused by his double-agent lawyer Nicola Gobbo, also known as Lawyer X.
Faruk Orman Age
He was born in 1982 he is 37 years old as of 2019
Faruk Orman Arrest
He was jailed for 20 years in 2009, with a minimum of 14 years, after a supreme court jury convicted him of murdering Victor Peirce in 2002. He has always protested his innocence.
Lawyer X scandal
Last year, court documents revealed that an unidentified barrister – dubbed Lawyer X – had worked as an informant for Victoria Police between 2005-2009.
That lawyer was publicly identified as Ms. Gobbo in March after a court ruled it was in the public interest. Police had fought to keep her name a secret.
Ms. Gobbo had represented key criminal figures in Melbourne during an era when police were under significant pressure to bring an end to gangland violence.
Her exposure as a police informant has rocked Victoria’s justice system and prompted a royal commission inquiry.
The inquiry follows the High Court of Australia stating that Victoria Police had engaged in “atrocious” conduct by encouraging Ms. Gobbo to provide information about her clients.
What happened in this case
In 2009, Mr. Orman was convicted of helping to plan the 2002 shooting murder of Victor Peirce and acting as a driver for the hitman who carried it out.
The conviction had relied substantially on the evidence of one witness who claimed that Mr. Orman had confessed to the crime.
However, Victoria’s Court of Appeal heard that witness had also been a client of Ms. Gobbo’s at the time and she had arranged for him to testify against Mr. Orman.
Ms. Gobbo’s conduct subverted Mr. Orman’s right to a fair trial, and went to the very foundations of the system of a criminal trial, the court said in its judgment on Friday.
Speaking outside court, Mr. Orman – who had always maintained his innocence – thanked his legal team and said he did not feel bitter or angry.
After serving 12 years for a crime that I did not commit, I am looking forward to getting on with my life as a private citizen,