We have a signed copy at the Warehouse!
My Mother was the person the book ‚ÄúThe Mickelberg Stich‚ÄĚ was dedicated to‚Ä¶ Wendy Baker.
I coincidently ended up working for Argyle Diamonds in the high security (lol) diamond sorting room, and from there i saw the corruption at play from the same faceless men in different official departments in police, Government and unions‚Ä¶ and the complete sham into the investigation of the theft of up to $300 000 000‚Ä¶ yes three hundred million dollars worth of diamonds‚Ä¶ four corners done a report that was banned in WA, but I had a copy sent over from NSW, and western Australians need to see it now‚Ä¶
The official line that Barry Crimmins acted alone, and stole the diamonds from the level 10 screen room is absolutely laughable‚Ä¶ you could wait there for fifteen years and not be able to find the 32 Pink diamonds he was CAUGHT with.
Barry Crimmins was a Victorian police officer who was thrown out due to corrupt bahvior, yet managed to get a job working for security at the worlds largest diamond mine.
When he was prosecuted, he served 18 months of a five year term, and was given the privelage of working as a trustee for the Fremantle Police station‚Ä¶ go figure.
I was in the diamond room, when a large amount of diamonds went missing, and when I called in security to tell them that 140,000 carats of diamonds was missing and after about half an hour of investigation, I was told to account for it as an acid loss‚Ä¶ in other words, the wieght was down because the non diamond product in the batch had been disolved by acid‚Ä¶ which meant a 40% reduction‚Ä¶ we were only allowed up to 5% acid loss.
I refused to sign, and I knew then that security were the theives‚Ä¶. not just Barry Crimmins‚Ä¶ the story is a lot longer than this brief personal account, but neither the Federal Police, nor the State police had any interest in investigating these matters when Barry Crimmins was caught.
During the pilot strike in the early nineties, the safe at Argyle Diamond was full to the brim, as Diamond could not be transported without planes, so there was an estimated $4,000 000 000 worth of diamonds in the safe‚Ä¶ yes four Billion Dollars.
The safe was audited when the planes were back on line, and it was two security guards that did the audit‚Ä¶ problem is‚Ä¶ they were husband and wife!!!
and the male part of that couple was an ex police officer who had been absolutely persistent in getting the copy of the banned ‚ÄúMickelberg Stitch‚ÄĚ book that I had been given, becuase of my mother assistance to the mickelbergs..and I mean persistent.. overly so in hindsight.
It is also interesting to note, that my mother had started out as a prosecution witness to do with some hand writing on a lease document that police had an expert to say was the same hand writing that had signed a forged cheque‚Ä¶ problem was, when the jury was out of the room as a point of law was argued, my mum thought to tell them that the lease document had been filled out by her, and the handwriting was hers‚Ä¶ not any of the Mickelbergs.
This same handwriting ‚Äúexpert‚ÄĚ emerged in a case at the Parabadoo iron ore mine, run by Rio Tinto, and he once again, testified that the handwriting belonged to someone that it didnt‚Ä¶. but the AMWU (union) got a proper expert in to testify that it was not the same person, and won that case‚Ä¶ the guy seems to be just a gun for hire.
I could go into a lot more detail, but not in a public forum. I give this broad account to generate some interest and hopefully bring some justice to the Mickelbergs and all Western Australians‚Ä¶
I have said for a long time now, that the ‚ÄúUnderbelly‚ÄĚ in Western Australia was not prostitution, drugs and armed robbery, it is deeply entrenched in the official system, that is government, Police, Unions and is based around Gold Diamonds and other valuable mineral resources.