Lawyer X: Nicola Gobbo named as police informant at centre of Victorian scandal

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Court denies last-ditch attempt to protect identity of defence lawyer who allegedly double-crossed her gangland clients

Lawyer X, who was at the centre of a police informant scandal in Victoria, can be named as Nicola Gobbo after judges denied a last-ditch attempt by police to continue protecting her identity.

Suppression orders protecting the 46-year-old’s identity lifted at 4.15pm on Friday by order of the Victorian court of appeal, which last week ruled against an application by Victoria police and and Gobbo’s lawyers to extend the non-publication order.

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