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SUCK IT UP SOL: Lew’s illegally built pool meets heavy-duty concrete saw of justice

Retail billionaire Solomon Lew’s theft of public land for the sly construction of an illegal swimming pool was brought to an end yesterday after a campaign of people power by the good people of Mt Eliza, surprisingly competent investigations by the Sunday Age, the rugged determination of the Mornington Peninsula Shire and its local MP and a heavy-duty concrete saw of justice that ripped through the infinity pool some thought built by Sol to maximise his views of the nudist beach nearby.

Determined local councillor patriot local councillor Leigh Eustace played a crucial role.

The debacle is believed to have cost Lew and his smug daughter Jaki the best part of $2 million in the original construction of the pool, legal costs, settlement with the council including agreeing to the demolition. Ms Lew is believed to avoid Mt Eliza like the plague, with sources familiar with the matter saying she’s likely to sell the property, possibly as early as this summer.

The Mornington Peninsula News, which obtained photographs of the joyous demolition derby, reports locals became aware of it as a result of boastful workers, engaged by Krongold Constructions, bragging about the deception in a bar. The Lew family had told locals they were building a water tank but the workers chucked about the fact it was actually a very expensive swimming pool.

The Lews went to great lengths to keep the pool construction “off-book” even paying Krongold in cash, in a transaction that continues to maintain the interest of authorities.

It’s well worth looking back at how the story developed in all its glory with The Age’s Cameron Houston opening the batting:

DIRTY OLD MAN: Billionaire Lew steals nature reserve to build pool with nudist beach view

POOL OF INFINITE PLEASURES: Billionaire Solomon Lew risks jail by defying order to remove illegally built pool

POOL OF LEW: Billionaire’s bluff buys him time but no mercy from outraged locals

BULLY BILLIONAIRE: Solomon Lew brutally attacks ex-son-in-law outside Crown Casino

THE LEW SPRUNG: People power to stop Sol Lew’s rude moves

LIES OF LEW: Billionaire blames builder for land theft but Krongold denies all

Billionaire Solomon Lew’s illegal pool to be removed

LEW POOL SNAFU: Locals outraged over billionaire’s continued failure to return stolen public land

“GREEDY OGRE”: Solomon Lew aptly described by his own $12K-a-day QC

AUSTRALIA’S RICHEST LOSER: Sol Lew’s threats of violence stun Lindsay Fox’s kids

What an endless source of misery to the world is Sol Lew. Good to see the old money folk of Mt Eliza sticking him right in the eye.


Our dear comrades at The Age, via their Cameron Houston, seized upon this compelling yarn this morning, even offering up their own exciting imagery of excavators of freedom carrying on their important work. Poor Sol, he’s gotta be Australia’s richest, saddest old bloke. Locals will be pleased to know that while the public land Lew attempted to steal is in pretty bad shape at the moment, it will be fully rehabilitated, at Lew the Looter’s expense. Via eagle-eyed locals, we’ll keep an eye out for that to ensure local shrubs and wildlife are restored to their rightful place, such is our commitment to the environment.


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  1. Local Councillor Leigh Eustace did a lot more than the local MP did – credit where credit is due. [VEXNEWS: Very good point]

    Posted by Nick | October 16, 2012, 10:03
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    Posted by Roy Tuswell Seat Sniffer | October 16, 2012, 12:06
  3. The local Councillor Leigh Eustace has been steadfast against this pool remaining. He has represented Mt Eliza surperbly over the last 4 years and is up for re-election. He is up against a candidate backed by millionaires and several running mates. Something for VEXNEWS to look into as we have a fantastic Councillor who we are at risk of losing because some are not happy they cannot do as they please. Well done to Councillor Eustace. A stunning achiever and peoples representative.

    Posted by Harry | October 16, 2012, 13:14
  4. Dam! Rosie love sorry but I need another one of your sanitary pads as I’ve soiled myself again.

    Posted by Solly Phew | October 16, 2012, 15:49
  5. What about a story on that brothel creeping Federal MP who uses union funds for a shag?

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | October 16, 2012, 19:19
  6. Other interesting articles in this weeks Mornington News regarding the election and influence of some wealthy individuals. The pool demolition has been long awaited and fantastic that Cr Eustace has stuck to his word and seen it removed despite any rich persons influence. He has my vote 1. At least money does not sway his actions.

    Posted by Chris | October 16, 2012, 19:32
  7. If he was in Israel may have been stealing Palestinian land as well.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | October 16, 2012, 21:38
  8. Vex has been awfully quiet about the SEVEN MILLION DOLLAR payout to Rapke. All of you public service parasites must be so impressed. Your pecking order is determined by how much blood you manage to suck from taxpayers whilst doing the least work possible. Is his payout a record? God knows he must of had some good dirt on those who decided to give him that much out of the goodness of their (our) hearts (pockets)

    Posted by Pigs in the trough | October 17, 2012, 0:21
  9. At least the Seven Million Dollar Man could do cool shit. WTF can Rapke do? Sweet fuck all

    Posted by Pigs in the trough | October 17, 2012, 1:05
  10. Type I meant to say that at least the SIX million dollar man could do cool shit. yeah

    Posted by Pigs in the trough | October 17, 2012, 1:06
  11. fuck me I actually did a typo on the word typo. time for bed

    Posted by Pigs in the trough | October 17, 2012, 1:07
  12. What a shame about the Pool.Was going to be nice to Sol and ask him if I could use it this Summer.

    Posted by Taliban fan | October 17, 2012, 1:12
  13. I’d more than persecute you if I got my hands on you, you anti semitic brainless dork

    Posted by Simon | October 17, 2012, 4:22
  14. To Roy and Jackson

    I don’t have much sympathy for Sol hes a big guy and can look after him self and wouldn’t lose any sleep about this type of stuff however I,m not sure what the mans religion has to do with the subject , do we know or care what religion say alan Bond, Skase or the brothel Mp are.Do we know what religion the yobbo that murdered the Irish girl is , or is it relevant? [VEXNEWS: Hear hear, ditto from us]

    It appears to me Roy and Jacko are a couple of losers who are jealous of Sol’s wealth .My guess-is Jacko is sols pool cleaner and Roy washes Sol’s Black Bentley.
    BTW Jacko who gives a shit about the Palestinians time to move on let them fight amongst themselves and be used as cannon fodder by their OIl rich Arab
    brothers and sisters.

    Posted by michael Burd | October 17, 2012, 10:57
  15. Michael,

    You have to understand that Adrian Jackson is an antisemite whose lifelong failures, personally and professionally cause him to resent Jews.

    19 year old Israeli fat-arsed girls routinely achieved more in their military career than soldier of misfortune Adrian Jackson did in decades.

    His political career amounted to nought, his business career not much more.

    It would be sad if he were a nice person, but he’s worthless scum.

    Posted by Dan Lewis | October 17, 2012, 11:31
  16. At last a local councillor doing a good job and ensuring this pool was not approved and remained. Certainly credit where it is due. Wish we had a councillor with some moral fibre and backbone.

    Posted by Adrian | October 17, 2012, 12:32
  17. Cr Eustace has my vote 1 in the coming council elections. Finally we have someone who fights against big money and well connected people. Just look at what a couple of unhappy local multi millionaires and another councillor are doing to have him not re-elected. It isn’t right and voters need to take a stance and support our current councillor.

    Posted by Michelle | October 17, 2012, 14:18
  18. And the Mornington Peninsula News Group is also one worth following – a independent news group not associated with Fairfax or News Limited. Almost as good as VEX!

    Posted by Nick | October 17, 2012, 14:59
  19. Burd; so why are you defending Lew then? Blood is thicker than water.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | October 17, 2012, 15:45
  20. That’s right Michael Burd nobody cares about the Palestinians and you don’t see that as the problem.

    Posted by Alex | October 17, 2012, 16:53
  21. Adrian – read Burd’s note again (are you actually literate?) – he wasn’t defending Sol, he was attacking you on the basis of your previous attack

    Posted by St Kilda Liberal | October 17, 2012, 20:21
  22. Thats rights Alex I guess you can take it up with the
    Jordanians who kicked them out back in 1970 , the lebanese who currently hold them in camps outside the capital and don’t want to give them citizenship , The Egyptians erected a fence to keep them out , all of the Oil rich Arab thiefdoms who wont give them passports or citizenship just want them as cheap labour. and meanwhile the Palestinians still fight amongst them selves. Would you want them as your neighbours ?
    What does that tell you Alex>..

    Posted by michael Burd | October 17, 2012, 23:23
  23. Hey Michael Burd check this out you will love it ! A little collection of your finest work…

    Posted by Alex | October 18, 2012, 9:11
  24. Bloody stinky dishonest kike, it’s a pity the grub didn’t drown in the pool first.

    Posted by anon | October 18, 2012, 17:18
  25. Check out the Lew women in the top photos will you, I bet he found both in a low grade Texas whorehouse.

    Posted by anon | October 18, 2012, 17:20
  26. Dan Lewis and Michael Burd – ha, ha, ha, ha.

    The Neanderthals died out just as your in-breed mates will.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | October 18, 2012, 21:12
  27. I think we have all tried to get away with something at some time in our lives. But do you really have to say such nasty stuff about the women anon? The nudists can enjoy their beach now… so when can we get rid of them?

    Posted by my opinion | October 19, 2012, 1:08
  28. Al ‘jacko if you are referring to Israelis or Jews who will die off I can assure you that even after your
    Nazi mates tried and the Arabs have being trying
    Since 1948 to finish off what the Germans
    Couldn’t providing the iDF remains strong
    The Israeli Jews will prevail
    Adding to that. Hopefully the Palestinians Syrians ,Egyptians , Libyans and all the other Arabs
    Keep fighting amongst them selves what we see
    In Beirut yesterday in encouraging the Jews will

    Posted by Michael Burd | October 20, 2012, 13:35
  29. In fact ‘my opinion’ I do and I say it as fact, have you even seen a pair of clapped out trollops like these two?

    Posted by anon | October 20, 2012, 18:16
  30. Nice link Alex regarding Micky Burd…Lol.

    Posted by Ant | October 23, 2012, 22:25
  31. Yes Ant even I’m Impressed..

    Posted by Michael Burd | October 24, 2012, 1:12


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