John Mulally, Sydney Lawyer
. . . and Western
Gulf Advisory Lawyer
John Mulally is a liar and a conman.
We can prove it in court if he
dares take us there, and can line-up over a dozen witnesses to confirm
During a two year period between late 2010 and 2012, this man spoke to
well over a dozen would-be clients of fraudster Ashan Ali Syed and his
sham company Western Gulf Advisory
(WGA), and based on his false testimonial, these companies paid huge
sums in advance fees to WGA, never to see that money again, and never
to obtain the loans touted by Mulally.
We now have evidence from Credit Suisse records of regular payments to this liar conman.
Mulally, who had in the past been dismissed by two law firms in
Australia for misconduct*, had no compunction in telling potential
clients that they could rely on Ali Syed and WGA. He in fact told these
people that one of his own companies, Landmark, had received loan funds
around $200 million from WGA for a development in Gawler, South
Australia. This statement was a complete falsehood.
Mullaly, who also claimed to be a lawyer for Australian Rules Football premiers, the Sydney Swans
constantly visited Ali Syed in Bahrain and Switzerland during that
period, acting for WGA as their Australian-based lawyer. Yet at the
same time, the tea-and honey-loving and seemingly charming and genuine
gentleman, led companies in Australia into vast losses - amounts in the
millions of dollars. We have spoken to directors of all these companies
and they have confirmed that they relied on Mullaly's confirmations and
on his position as a well-known Sydney lawyer, in deciding to pay
advance fees to WGA. Typically they have all said that if it wasn't for
Mullaly, they would not have gone down the disastrous road with WGA.
WGA has never closed on a single loan but has taken tens of millions of
dollars in fees paid in advance by Australian companies and many
Mulally was ably assisted by partners Alan Keller and Mat Somers in
inducung clients to go to WGA. Indeed, people who applied direct to WGA
for multi-million dollar loans were referred by either Ali Syed or his
CFO Omer Khan
, to seek confirmation of
loans supposedly already settled by contacting Mulally, Keller or
Somers, each of whom would confirm the lies about the Landmark deal. Read more
* Mulally was a lawyer partner with
the major Australian law firm of Freehill Holingdale & Page but
after 25 years with them he was removed for misconduct, and does not
appear on their alumni. He then went to be a partner with Dibbs Barker
but again he was unceremoniously sacked over dubious business practices and his belongings placed on the footpath outside 123 Pitt Street.