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MIDNIGHT BLUES: Geelong Tories caught in tall stories about being “independent”

Ange470An unnamed special VEXNEWS investigator operating in the bayside haven of G-Town, Geelong, reports on some late-night shenanigans that would do rogue Victorian MP turned entitlements rorter Geoff Shaw proud:

Last Friday night, October 5, 2012 at approximately 10.30pm travelling past the office of South Barwon MP Andrew Katos I noticed the vehicle proudly owned by Standby Security proprietor and Liberal Party Corangamite Branch President and candidate for the City of Greater Geelong Council, Angelo Kakouros, parked out the front of the office and the lights turned on in Mr Katos’s office.

Mr Kakouros’s Standby Security vehicle has been parked out the front of the office on numerous occasions since Mr Katos has been elected, which made even the least conspiratorially minded smelling a rat.

Angelo had earlier in the week distanced himself from the Liberal Party claiming to be running as an Independent candidate for the City of Greater Geelong (Geelong Advertiser October 4, 2012) because another Liberal member had claimed to be an independent and not a Liberal Party member, I was curious as to why he would be at Mr Katos’s office so late at night.

I pulled over believing he may have been printing material for his local government election campaign using the extensive taxpayer-funded propaganda facilities present in all MP’s offices.

On inspection from outside of the middle and rear sections of the office area where the lights were on, I noticed a box of election flyers with the name Kakouros emblazoned upon it.

In the finest traditions of the VEXNEWS Investigations Unit, I pulled out my camera-equipped Chinese-made smart-phone and took a number of photos in which I believe I then startled a man in the office who then approached the window peering out like a puzzled store dummy.

I quickly moved from the window as not to be detected. Like Mossad, VEXNEWS’s victories mostly go undetected.

On leaving the scene I checked the back of the building where Mr Katos parks his Ford Territory. A Ford Territory – no doubt state-sponsored – was parked there.

On returning to High Street I took a number of photos of Angelo Kakouros’s car parked near the front of the office of Mr Katos.

I then proceeded to McDonalds to purchase dinner (EDITOR notes: betraying VEXNEWS strategic partners at KFC) and on returning past the office took more photos through the office window of the box containing Mr Kakouros’s election flyers.

I parked my vehicle directly opposite the fish and chip shop for approximately 20 minutes before moving to the Aldi Car Park in the hope I would be able to see the men exit the office with the boxes of Angelo Kakouros election flyers. I also hoped it would afford me with reasonable excuse to visit an alternate fast-food provider later in the evening.

Tragrically, phone ran out of battery at approximate 1.20am Saturday morning at which time neither of the two men inside had exited the building and I returned home, thinking about fried chicken and lying Liberals.

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  1. Kak the tool told the Geelong Advertiser he had receipts to prove he had not used Katos’ photocopier. Only a tool would claim a photocopier issues receipts, and only a fairdinkum stupid tool would tell such a stupid lie in the face of such damning evidence.

    Posted by Vote no Kakouros | October 12, 2012, 21:25
  2. thanks vex for showing us the sort of councillor we don’t want in geelong. this guy blows his own (small) trumpet constantly about how honest and transparent he is. Trumpet cant be found in those pants because they are well and truly on fire. Great detective work. a sleeze of the first order.

    Posted by pants on fire | October 12, 2012, 21:34
  3. To the fine people of Geelong, just keep this willy wonker off council. spends most of his time with his hand wrapped firmly around his choc bar.

    Posted by Grovedale warrior | October 12, 2012, 21:51
  4. time to retire – enough is enough from this clown. photocopier receipts ??? please !!

    Posted by wot a moron | October 12, 2012, 22:37
  5. Dirty unclean wog. He really needs to use Pamolive Gold.

    Posted by anon | October 12, 2012, 23:40
  6. I may be made of plastic, have fake balls and no brain … but I object to being compared with Angelo Kakouros.

    Posted by Store dummy | October 13, 2012, 1:16
  7. But I’m sure the Liberals have said in the past that only Labor engages in this sort of tactic. I’m sure the clean, pure as snow Liberals would not engage in this sort of dishonesty. Shame on Vex for trying to darken the character of such fine men.

    Posted by Roy Tuswell | October 13, 2012, 7:34
  8. Robert Hardie is the real Dufus. Writing letters under an assumed name. He and Helen Bender are Labor’s best asset.

    Posted by Roilene | October 13, 2012, 11:08
  9. We were just responding to a security breach.

    Posted by Standby Security | October 13, 2012, 12:20
  10. The same evidence has been gathered out of Labor MP’s offices in Heidelberg and Heidelberg West… watch this space…

    Posted by Its all about to erupt | October 13, 2012, 12:45
  11. Come here Paulie my darling it is snack time, sit on Mumma’s plump knee and have a nice little suckle from my supple teat.

    Posted by Inga Binga | October 13, 2012, 13:30
  12. Dam it looks like my skeletons are about to haunt my campaign. Mitch do something.

    Posted by Geoff Gledhill | October 13, 2012, 14:18
  13. Typical one sided reporting. We have a drunk who drives everywhere or did until the Police took her licence away in “ANN POTTER” HUME COUNCIL and the story wasnt printed in the Sunbury Leader nor was it on here WHY?
    Jack Ogilvie and Medcraft have both copped a spray in the past from Vexnews why not Potter?
    Is there some dark secret Andrew?Also check on Joanne Duncans past performances she has been printing election flyers for years and I was at the rear of her Gisborne office with a local cop taking pictures of them going into cars at the last election so this story is a nothing as they all seem to do it and nothing happens to them.
    DRINK DRIVING by a Clowncillor is a far more serious story Why not do that.

    Posted by the scribe | October 13, 2012, 17:41
  14. This article is pretty creepy. So these greasers were lubing each others ball joints and you were trying to take photos of them through the window. Greeks are lying, tax dodging cocksuckers who have brought nothing to this country except the corruption which has killed their own country.

    Posted by Soul Glo | October 13, 2012, 18:24
  15. Kakouros is the only Liberal who has run a winning campaign locally for nearly a decade. Better him than Ian Smith who spent all his time telling people that if only Fraser had backed him in Wannon we would not have had to put up with that wannabe John Howard!!!

    Posted by Inside 104 | October 13, 2012, 19:38
  16. Or gee I hope bloody Inga doesn’t muck up the Council elections my balls are on the line to deliver – or gee Percy I hope you don’t lose your 2 mates.

    Posted by Boofa | October 13, 2012, 20:08
  17. So Julie Bishop speaking at Liberal State Council in Ballarat says all the female candidates and members are there on merit with no quota system. If that’s so why did she so blatantly interfere in the Coramgamite preselection? She heavied the electorate chair Kakouros to support Henderson and said Tony really needed her to get up. When Kakouros refused to play the Sussex street game he was pressured to step aside because a statutory declaration supposedly from a source at the Colac Herald had named him as a source backgrounding against Henderson. The Colac Herald have confirmed that this is not the case. Falsifying a stat dec is a criminal offense. This stuff makes the ALP look like whimps when it comes to manipulating preselections and makes Bishop look like a liar.

    Posted by Get real | October 14, 2012, 10:11
  18. Great story!

    Posted by Gold | October 14, 2012, 17:18
  19. Is anyone stupid enough to think that Labor MP’s are not doing the same thing. The Greens actually pay the nomination deposit for their candidates. That is arguably illegal.

    Posted by polster | October 14, 2012, 17:46
  20. Kakouris caught with his pants down. Inside 104 aka angelo brags about “his” winning campaign. what a joke, he was hopeless. clearly he has no interest in assisting katos win again, what a liability he’s become.

    Posted by Pants down | October 14, 2012, 20:54
  21. I was only helping that young lad in the toilet that’s all I promise.

    Posted by Geoff Gledhill | October 14, 2012, 22:19
  22. So Julie Bishop speaking at the Liberal State Council in Ballarat at the weekend says all the Liberal female candidates and members are there on merit with no quota system. If that’s so why did she so blatently interfere in the Corangamite preselection? She heavied the electorate chair Kakouros to support Henderson saying Tony Abbott needed her to get up. When Kakouros refused to play the sussex street game he was pressured by State Director Damien Mantach to step aside as Convention chair. Apparently and conveniently someone had signed and presented Mantach with a Statutory Declaration alleging wrong-doing on the part of Kakouros. The allegation suggested a source in the Colac Herald had confirmed Kakouros’ involvement. The Colace Herald made clear on the front page last week that any suggestion that they had confirmed anything was bogus. Falsifying a stat dec is a criminal offence. This stuff makes the ALP appear tame when it comes to manipulating a preselection process.

    Posted by Get Real | October 15, 2012, 10:40

    Posted by jamie rudd | October 15, 2012, 21:18
  24. the bouncer doth protests too much, methinks.

    Posted by Bad bouncer | October 16, 2012, 0:03
  25. Kakouris is a close ally of Kelly O’Dwyer. Both dreadful clowns.

    Posted by Henry | October 16, 2012, 5:04
  26. Vexnews…you are going downhill…it was a struggle to avoid falling asleep whilst reading this article. And I think the author badly needs to get girlfriend.

    Posted by Ronnie | October 16, 2012, 5:43
  27. What is happening with the stat dec?

    Posted by Back channel | October 16, 2012, 7:36
  28. I didn’t think Jack’s symptoms were caused by alcohol. I thought he was just insane.

    Posted by H the B | October 16, 2012, 12:20
  29. Fair Suck of the Sav! An unnamed special VEXNEWS investigator? Conspiracy theory by unnamed coward because Kakouros blew the whistle on corrupt Corangamite preselection

    Posted by Fair Suck of the Sav | October 16, 2012, 12:35
  30. Recruiting unnamed special VEXNEWS investigators for Liberal House Geelong. Contact 0418432909 all hours or visit 98 High St Belmont.

    Posted by Recruiter | October 16, 2012, 15:07
  31. KOD fast dossing supporters amongst the natives in Higgins. Staff, staff, staff and Electorate Committee the only ones left. Nye nye Kelly O.

    Posted by Hallo Hallo | October 16, 2012, 18:53
  32. KOD only got there by polishing a few knobs, sorry I mean nobs.

    Posted by Pete never did this | October 16, 2012, 22:51
  33. Methinks TA will reveal shortly that Kakouris has “died of shame” and KOD is a “piece of work”

    Posted by RupertsHackers | October 17, 2012, 12:26
  34. Not only is the independant candidate for City of Greater Geelong elections caught using Katos printing press , he was caught with his pants down using party funds to boost his security firms cash flow .

    Posted by I loves you all | October 17, 2012, 19:40
  35. The lengths some people will go to, to spoil AK. The big question is; who made unnamed and unverified allegations against AK in a Statutory Declaration during the recent Liberal Preselection? Even the Labor party usually draws the line at perjury, in order to distort outcomes. Some power hungry Libs really seem to be out to ”control’ the Corangamite area, and are prepared to destroy anyone who gets in their way. From an outsiders point of view it certainly is an interesting way to treat a guy who helped win the only seat the Libs have won in Geelong for over 10 years.

    Posted by Die of Shame | October 17, 2012, 21:20
  36. speaking of late nite printing – how is the plummers/a wu bid for H.S.U domination going with the don’t-cry-for-me-darebin former deputy mayor? or is vexne ws subject to yet another factionally imposed media blackout?

    Posted by UN observer | October 18, 2012, 7:46
  37. Kak the tool is a repeat offender when it comes to honesty and transparecy. He is divisive and deluded. BROWNBILL, DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS MAN. He is bad news.

    Posted by Bad news | October 18, 2012, 13:07
  38. Fair Suck of the Sav! The only person who got caught with their pants down swimming to 104 was former state director of Tasmania. Bad news? You bet!

    Posted by Fair Suck of the Sav | October 18, 2012, 13:35
  39. Position filled for Carpetbagger investigator “Mick the Dick” Liberal Mob accountant at West Carr by day and carpetlicker by night.

    Posted by Recruiter | October 18, 2012, 16:09
  40. Inga binga liikes a sav to suck.reckon she should direct geoffs a little better. Seems to be getting lost in the sands of frank stone.
    Think Inga binga maybe should leAve the savs to paul and make sure her super candidates lusty Lorraine and Geoffrey perform a little better.

    Posted by Hello dummy | October 18, 2012, 19:26
  41. Henderson has form on stat decs just ask Matt Lynch.

    Posted by Cheesecake | October 18, 2012, 22:30
  42. Having learned about Angelo’s various underhand activities, methinks he is skating on very thin ice. Bring on the court case.

    Posted by The media knows | October 18, 2012, 22:45
  43. Ronno walking his bitch’s Hendo & Beaver down dark alley’s in High Street Belmont and stopped to have his balls greased in Aldi Carpark while munching on a Big Mac.

    Posted by Rambo | October 18, 2012, 22:50
  44. Why so much attention on kakouris? methinks lib house under microscope and diverting attention elsewhere. Watch this space………

    Posted by The public knows | October 18, 2012, 23:23
  45. Where are the photos of alleged offenders? Methinks phone was mistaken for a vibrator.

    Posted by Dino the Ninja | October 18, 2012, 23:52
  46. Media knows…. Just a few questions..
    A) Why would the Liberal Party want to force a court case, to prevent natural justice for AK?
    B)What precedent does it set when the Liberal party starts sacking people based on nameless, faceless allegations?
    C) Do Liberal Party members want decisions made with out evidence or proof, but only hearsay and bile?

    So perhaps if this is the way of the new Liberal Party, I agree bring on the court case. It could reveal some interesting details.

    Posted by Die of Shame | October 19, 2012, 7:21
  47. Local Liberals hacking away at one another. This is what you get when you undermine a genuine preselection process and involve the Leader, Deputy Leader and half the shadow cabinet. Kakouros should bring on his court case and the sooner the better.

    Posted by Inside 104 | October 19, 2012, 8:52
  48. I say also bring on the Corangamite AGM. All will be revealed and don’t forget your life jackets. http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/palmer-bolt-to-lecture-liberals-20120624-20wfm.html

    Posted by 104 Exposed | October 19, 2012, 9:49
  49. Cover-up with doggy Stat Dec. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/foul-play-dogs-bishop-over-tv-reporter/story-fndo486p-1226489469469
    Mantach involved again in more questionable activity? http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Damien_Mantach
    Resigned or Sacked? Skeletons keep on emerging!

    Posted by Julia Bishop | October 19, 2012, 10:21
  50. So, I take we need a cleanskin here to make a complaint about improper use of an electorate office? … and to whom – the police?

    Posted by @Rampant111 | October 19, 2012, 12:47
  51. Is recruiter seeking employment for Liberal Dirt Unit Members. Experienced in photography, writing bullshit, printing, folding, licking & sealing and applying office allowance stamps for Council election campaigns. Not all members available due to breaching confidentiality at last week’s function over a few reds.

    Posted by Beaver | October 19, 2012, 22:35
  52. What will 104 do to get Henderson preselected. We have false Stat Dec, doggy photos, bedtime stories, Deputy Leader caught out lying, Mantach involved again in more questionable activity, Matt Lynch tells all, Ramsay sleeping around, Harris and Smith in the kitchen, Cox sells herself to the highest bidder for a job, Ronaldson and his Alter boys Hardie & Bushell in the engine room while Bender breast feeds her jewish soldiers and council candidates in secret meetings at Clarendon Street.

    Posted by Wise Lib | October 19, 2012, 23:22
  53. What about all the other candidates?

    All the flyers for Robert Eyton, Dean Kennedy, Michelle Heagney, Mick Alexander and many other stooge candidates in the City of Greater Geelong election have been printed by the same printer.


    And all these candidates have had their flyers printed for by the same person from the same account.

    If questions are being asked about Liberal Party money being used, why not start with the elephant in the room?

    Posted by Drysdale | October 20, 2012, 12:31
  54. And people say that Corio is the poisoned chalice.


    Posted by The Wild Oat | October 20, 2012, 12:36
  55. I have two words: “Andy Richards.”

    Posted by Barwon Heads | October 20, 2012, 16:01
  56. This whole situation is a disgrace – Knockles lost by a country mile, Kakouros is just plain stupid and being stirred up by Knockles. No party first here, just nasty losers and liars. If you lose you lose, suck it up and move on. Show some character.

    Posted by Bad News | October 20, 2012, 19:51
  57. Blimey those winners in the ALP are even copping it in the ACT, thanks heaps Gillard you dog.

    Posted by anon | October 20, 2012, 20:59
  58. Bad news who are you kidding. Four out of ten preselectors voted against Henderson even with a corrupted convention but this is irrelevant. The issue here is some gutless wonder signed a stat dec making what has now been shown to ne a false allegation and now wants to hide and some people in the Liberal Party are prepared to deny Kakouros an opportunity to clear his name. I wonder why and I wonder what they fear we will all discover?

    Posted by Barwon Heads | October 21, 2012, 10:22
  59. ‘Bad News’ just waiting around the corner for you. Henderson was miles behind and called on the big guns for help. Kakouros didn’t prostitute himself like the rest of you.

    Posted by :) Liberal | October 21, 2012, 10:42
  60. Is this ‘Mick the Dick’ Ramsey’s son-in-law and employed by former Corangamite Area Finance Chairman ‘Dick Carr’? The plot thickens! No wonder FOSH(Friends of Sarah Henderson) Chaired by Helene Bender, accounts were never disclosed for the last million dollar election.

    Posted by Accountant | October 21, 2012, 11:15
  61. Accountant is on the money. Methinks the smiling assassin ‘Mick the Dick’ is planning to make a move on South Barwon. Methinks false Stat Dec is too close for comfort. Methinks he tried to setup the Chairman during Corangamite preselection and again with these photos. Watch-out Libs, Henderson and her road show are out to get you and methinks it’s authorized by Mantach.

    Posted by Meknows | October 22, 2012, 9:10
  62. Elephant in the room backed these hopeless City of Greater Geelong candidates and same elephant has her fingerprints on the direct mails. http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/indy/geelong/311/story/155261.html

    Posted by Bend it like Bender | October 22, 2012, 9:25
  63. Michelle Heagney the Corio FEC secretary promoting Bernadette Uzelac mayoral campaign fundraiser and daughter of Jean Paul, Committee for Geelong. Michelle Heagney who Kakouros exposed for not living in Geelong and mummy welcomed her nomination for the Leaders for Geelong program. http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/indy/surfcoast/310/story/155078.html
    Michelle Vigilantly who last week posting direct mail material.

    Posted by Caught in Drysdale | October 22, 2012, 9:53
  64. Helene Bender conveniently the Director of Dental Health Services Victoria chews up and spits out anyone in her way. Private meetings for the City of Greater Geelong council elections and newly established ‘Pack & Send’ business over a few wines and slabs of cheese. Unfortunately the tragedy in the cross fire was the used and abused Cathy Roth http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2012/09/21/351921_news_pf.html
    Ms Bender, Chair of Nine Lives-Geelong, no doubt she has more lives than a cat. We can only hope as a Member of the Geelong Cemeteries Trust with her candidate Michelle Heagney it’s a quick burial.

    Posted by Storm in the Liberal Party | October 22, 2012, 11:32
  65. Poor dumb Angelo is being used by Knockles to seek retribution for his three failed preselections . No one can be that dumb to feed the local media on a candidate, sprung using Katos printer for his local govt aspirations , and then cry that he is an independant , have his hands in the South Barwon Electorate cookie jar ,then bag the Liberal Party in the media and then have his poisonious pens lash out at all and sundry , and then say ” I’m the victim. ” Katos would do well to cut him loose and let the Party get on and win the seat and get rid of the phony Ballarat Union hack that calls himself a representative of the people of Corangamite .

    Posted by Losers | October 23, 2012, 9:37
  66. Poor poor pitiful Anagelo, a so-called independent in the Brownbill Ward with his illegal A Frame and Geelong SEC Chair Matthew Verschuur out campaigning with him on Saturday mornings plus AK allowed and accepted the offer from Andrew Katos to print his marketing material which is taxpayer funded plus AK offered a REWARD for information-how kind!! Using, in more ways than one so many Liberal connections he can not say trust me I don’t live in the Ward, I’m not accepting Liberal financial or in-kind sunpport because i’m an individual – individual otherwise known as a cool independent. Mastthew Verschuur being a member of ‘an independent church’ – (Victory Faith) may have encouraged his mentor Angelo to run as the cool independent. MV has been a busy boy typing letters for Pat Peel Geelong Branch Chief to sign and mail to 104 plus he has been seen hand delivering correspondence and minutes to the media.

    Posted by Victory lost | October 23, 2012, 21:21
  67. How long until the Police come a’knocking on Angelo’s door?

    Posted by Police on Standby | October 25, 2012, 14:41
  68. How bout Brian Hunter Evans Corio Liberal Chairman in hot pursuit with his Police car leaking liberal database to help the failed liberal Bernadette Uzelac and then the desperate Helene Bender with her cronies caught packing envelopes with their pants down together with the help of Robert Hardie a staff member for Liberal Senator Michael Ronaldson. They say a pictures says a thousand words but methinks whats about to appear next?

    Posted by BAZZAS COURIER SERVICE | October 31, 2012, 0:11
  69. Labor must be loving it Liberal Losers. All this wasted effort by Libs to just expose themselves for lying while destroying the party. Who is Bender and her cronies kidding using Upper House and Senator resources, leaking information, signing false Stat Decs, mailing illegal information and then pointing the finger at others. It’s time for Bender to pack her bags for loosing election after election.

    Posted by :( dumb face | October 31, 2012, 10:41
  70. My crotch is hurting from laughter. Corio Liberal Chairman and Robo Cop Highway Patrolman & Courier Brian Hunter Evans leaks the Liberal party database during council elections while Cr Heagney and Cr Nelson milked party and taxpayer funds during Liberal meetings and we now read about some Mathew? Stop pulling my pubes, do you think all Libs hang off Helene’s apron strings?

    Posted by Dirty Harry | October 31, 2012, 14:09
  71. Congratulations! This is the most read shit page and encourage to keep it alive. In this chapter at the Big House in Clarendon Street Newtown Big Bad Bender was in damage control exposed for her attempt to control City Hall and counting down the days authorities will catch up with her for the illegal direct mail to get her puppet Cr Michelle Heagney elected. Corio Chairman Brian Hunter Evans told don’t fear Carpetmuncher Debt Collector Michelle Challis is here to run gunshot in his highway patrol car

    Posted by Silent star of liberal hurricane | November 2, 2012, 8:07
  72. WOW!!!!! Helene Bender has come a long way. Secretary of Benders Bus, sleeps with boss, destroys a well respected Geelong family, sends him to the grave and takes all his money. Helene has always had a succession plan, now working with her rising star Cr Michelle Heagney following in her footsteps searching for paid Community Boards.

    Posted by NORM FROM THE GRAVE | November 2, 2012, 10:17