The ex-wife of a deceased murderer and underworld figure has been ordered to hand over her $1million family home.
The townhouse, owned by her father-in-law George and inherited by her daughter Dhakota, carried George’s tax debt he had earned from drug trafficking, the Herald Sun reported.
Ms Williams said she was ‘sad’ leave the Primrose St property in Essendon, Melbourne – where she raised her two youngest children Dhakota and Giuseppe – after a lengthy battle with the Australian Tax Office.
The townhouse was built by her former husband, convicted killer Carl Williams, who was brutally murdered in prison.
Roberta Williams (pictured), the ex-wife of a deceased murderer and underworld figure, has been ordered to handover her $1million family home
Ms Williams was ‘sad’ leave the Primrose St property in Essendon, Melbourne, (pictured) where she raised her two youngest children Dhakota and Giuseppe
‘There’s a lot of memories here. Some of them good, some not so good. But I guess it’s also a new start,’ she said.
Ms Williams claims she has documents that show George’s tax debt – income earned from drug trafficking – was assessed at $160,000.
The amount grew to $576,000 when George’s son, Carl Williams, successfully negotiated with police to have it scratched.
Police backtracked on their promise when Williams’ was murdered with an exercise bicycle in Barwon Prison on April 19, 2010.
When George died from a heart attack in 2016, his will revealed he left the property to his granddaughter Dhakota Williams.
The Essendon property, however, came with his tax debt as negotiated with the tax office.
Ms Williams lost a lengthy battle to the Australian Tax Office over the tax bill of father-in-law George who had earned money from drug trafficking (pictured: Dhakota Williams with her father convicted criminal Carl Williams)
When George died from a heart attack in 2016, his will revealed he left the property to his granddaughter Dhakota Williams (pictured, centre)
Dhakota is now suing her mother and George’s partner Kathleen Bourke, who are the estate’s executors.
Roberta said she was fighting to keep the family townhouse for her daughter.
Earlier in the year she told the Supreme Court she needed legal assistance to represent her in the matter.
Roberta told a court in a previous court hearing: ‘Victoria Police made a deal with Carl to pay the tax debt, I’ve got the documents,’ the Herald Sun reported.
‘They reneged just before Carl was murdered. They got their money back. It’s appalling. Carl lost his life and for what?’ she said.