A former Parliamentary colleague and friend of convicted child sex offender and former NSW Minister Milton Orkopoulos has been recently banned for two years from visiting him in jail after attempting to â€œsmuggle contrabandâ€ to him at prison, NSW sources tell VEXNEWS.
The poster-boy for the near-destruction of the Labor â€œbrandâ€ in NSW, Orkopoulos was sentenced in 2008 to fourteen years jail for a string of offences related to his use of under-age male prostitutes. A Victorian MP was also involved in a similar prostitution scandal although that led to the prosecution and jailing of a gay male prostitute for attempting to blackmail him.
The NSW ALP’s most embarrassing fiasco involving a then minister’s conviction for child sex offences relating Â to a gay prostitute scandal continues to keep the rumour mill grinding with talk from Sydney that a former parliamentary colleague has been banned from visiting the former MP over a “contraband smuggling” saga.
The source says that one of Orkopoulosâ€™s former parliamentary colleagues â€“ who weâ€™ve decided not to name at this stage â€“ had been busted attempting to â€œsmuggleâ€ figs into prison for Orkopoulos recently. Yes, figs.
The loyal mate has previously raised funds for the convictâ€™s legal defence and had been a regular visitor since his arrival in jail.
Figs are by no means the most exotic contraband found in NSW prisons, with drugs of all kinds frequently detected, in addition to mobile phones, alcohol, acrylic nails, FootyTAB tickets, passports, firecrackers and tobacco.
Many visitors receive indefinite bans as a results of these efforts with two years considered at the lighter end of the scale, according to those familiar with the matter.