Read the story here in The Oztraliyan:
Gangland lawyer to shake up 'boys' club'
by Gary Hughes and Natasha Robinson, December 20, 2006
GLAMOROUS gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson has vowed to fight what she describes as attempts by Melbourne's "boys' club" of police and prosecutors to discredit her.
"It's been ridiculous from day one. It's tall poppy syndrome. I don't fit into their boys' club," she told The Australian yesterday after escaping a jail sentence for contempt of court.
"You just keep fighting. The truth always comes to the surface. It is (hard), but what can you do? You can't stress about things you can't change. You can just do things right."
She also accused Victoria Police of unfairly pursuing her over her alleged connections to underworld figures, including charging her with firearms offences, which she denies.
"If I threw a banana peel out the window, they would charge me. And they would go to trial on it," she said.
Ms Garde-Wilson, 28, the former partner of a slain underworld hitman and reportedly a one-time lover of fugitive drug boss Tony Mokbel, walked free from Victoria's Supreme Court after the failure of an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions against the leniency of her sentence on a contempt of court conviction.