Former top police officer resigns after discovery that gangland barrister became informant 10 years earlier than was first reported

Victoria’s “Lawyer X” scandal is ballooning, with a former top police officer quitting as a royal commissioner amid revelations that the gangland barrister was on the force’s books as an informant for a decade longer than initially reported.

The lawyer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, dished the dirt on her clients to help police secure convictions, in a possible breach of confidentiality which has thrown into doubt the sentences of gangland figures including the drug lord Tony Mokbel.

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