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Title Four Corners: Standen - The Inside Man
Published Australia : ABC, 2011
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Summary The story behind the police investigation that brought down Mark Standen, one of Australia's top crime fighting law enforcement officers. He was considered a crime busting untouchable, a man at the heart of the nation's war on drugs. He had access to the very best police intelligence on organised crime both here and overseas. But some time in the past decade Mark Standen turned bad."I was shocked. I was really shocked. But then I started to think in retrospect, yeah I can understand how it happened." - Defence BarristerOn Thursday 11th August, after a five month trial, a jury found Mark Standen guilty of conspiring to import and supply 300 kilograms of pseudoephedrine, a chemical that could produce $60 million worth of "ice", or crystal meth. He was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice.Now reporter Marian Wilkinson tells the story of Mark Standen's rise and fall. Using evidence from the court case, audio records of phone taps and police interview tapes, she tells how a top crime fighter crossed to the dark side and how police on three continents tracked him and brought him to justice.It is a tale of greed, duplicity and betrayal that has forced Australia's law enforcement agencies to re-assess what they are doing and who they can trust. Others are calling for a Royal Commission into the scandal over concern that it is still not clear how far the corruption associated with Mark Standen's activities may have spread
Event Broadcast 2011-08-15 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Criminal law -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Drugs -- Analysis.
Police corruption.
Police questioning.
Form Streaming video
Author Boersma, Jan, contributor
Boulten SC, Phillip, contributor
Bradley, Philip, contributor
Gallacher, Mike, contributor
Jalalaty, Bill, contributor
Kinch, Jimmy, contributor
O'Brien, Kerry, host
Small, Clive, contributor
Standen, Mark, contributor
Van Spierenburg, Cess, contributor
Weerden, Loek, contributor
Wilkinson, Marian, reporter