A cocaine cartel boss executed in a gangland hit in the Japanese suburb of Bondi Junction in Sydney’s Japanese suburbs has been described as Australia’s ‘Tony Soprano’ by his personal partner, who warned him he would ‘not survive’ if he stayed in the window.
Allen Moradian, 49, was shot dead before 8.30am on Tuesday in the underground car park of an apartment building behind Bondi Junction’s Holiday Inn cottage on Spring Street. The shooter or shooters remain at large.
Allen Moradian had used the proceeds of the Golden Cannon drug-trafficking operation to brighten up his designer West Pennant Hills mansion with Sistine Chapel-like ceilings (pictured)
The Moradians reportedly spent one million dollars in cash at Versace to furnish their “palace.”
He was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2011 for his role as the boss of the Golden Gun drug syndicate, which imported and bought more than 300kg of cocaine in Australia in 2005 and 2006.
The syndicate, which reportedly paid $30,000 a kilogram for cocaine in the US and bought it for $190,000 in Sydney, gained its identity after police discovered a gold-plated .357 Magnum Desert Eagle pistol in one of many raids.
Moradian, nicknamed “Fathead” and linked to the Comanchero biker gang, used the proceeds of the drug-trafficking operation to furnish his West Pennant Hills mansion with designer decor and antiques.
At his trial, the Versace salesman stated in court records that Moradian “loved Versace furniture and leftovers,” which police later called the “Versace Palace.”
Later, the dealer suggested to the cocaine queen that his flamboyant style should have made him live in sixteenth-century Italy.
Moradiana’s mansion had a $440,000 Sistine Chapel-like ceiling depicting heaven and angels.
He was said to be enamored with an $850,000 Versace-adorned Lamborghini earlier than police arrested him. Sydney Morning Herald report from that point.
Moradian, who was linked to the Comanchero biker gang, had used drug-trafficking proceeds to brighten up his West Pennant Hills mansion with designer interiors.
During the trial, a Versace salesperson stated in court records that Moradian “loved Versace furniture and excess.”
The Golden Gun syndicate, which paid $30,000 a kilogram for cocaine in the US and bought it for $190,000 in Sydney, gained its identity after police seized a gold-plated .357 Magnum Desert Eagle pistol in one of many raids. had discovered
But during his trial, it emerged that his spouse, Natasha Moradian, had warned her husband not to show up.
“Why are you sitting there showing off…see Tony Soprano doing that? He is pointing all this at junior for a reason – to take away his warmth,” said the e-mail that Mrs. Moradjan wrote to her husband.
“On the other hand, you want attention, you have a big headline, you love it. People like that won’t survive,” says the email.
Her dire warning, sent more than a decade ago, came true on Tuesday.