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The Identity Of Lawyer X Has Finally Been Revealed

The identity of Lawyer X, the lawyer whose information helped convict hundreds of Victorian gangland criminals and drug traffickers, has been revealed as Nicola Gobbo.

A court order suppressing her identity has been enforced for years was lifted at 4:15PM.

The police informant scandal is now the subject of a royal commission and opened a window of appeal for some of Victoria's most serious criminals, including drug lord Tony Mokbel.

The royal commission's scope was widened after police revealed Lawyer X - also known as informer 3838 or "EF" - was first recruited in 1995, not 2005 as previously thought, and other people who held obligations of confidentiality were also used as informants.

After years of court battles, her identity has been revealed despite fears held by Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton for her safety.

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