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Mokbel ‘very anxious’ to appeal Gobbo-tarnished conviction, court told

Tony Mokbel is “very anxious” for an appeal hearing to start, his lawyer says, as the jailed crime boss challenges his convictions given his past association with lawyer-turned-informer Nicola Gobbo.

Dressed in a black suit, white shirt and his trademark red tie, Mokbel appeared via video link before the Court of Appeal on Wednesday for an administrative hearing focused on the written submissions outlining his appeal.

Tony Mokbel outside the Supreme Court in 2006.

Tony Mokbel outside the Supreme Court in 2006.Credit:Angela Wylie

He sat passively and said nothing during Wednesday’s hearing.

The 55-year-old drug trafficker is serving a 30-year prison term but argues his convictions are tainted because of Ms Gobbo’s involvement in his case while she was his lawyer but also a registered police informer providing assistance to investigators.

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