Underworld home mortgaged, burnt

The Ascot Vale vale home of underworld matriarch Judy Moran has been fire-damaged.

Police were called to the Ormond Road dwelling at about 11pm last night, hours after the owner was charged as an accessory for the murder of brother in law Des Moran at the nearby Union Rd shopping strip.

Home neighbours reported hearing gunshot-sounding explosions at at about 10:45pm before it was engulfed the front.

The brick property was constructed in the 1930s and has been held by the Moran family for about 32 years.

Title records show a mortgage was taken out against it recently: May 26 (story continues below).

Last year it was listed for sale seeking $1m; Ms Moran saying she anticipated a move to Queensland.

Des lived on a Langs Rd, Ascot Vale, home on a substantial double block overlooking Melbourne Showgrounds (worth more than $1.5 million and reportedly now 40 per cent controlled by the commonwealth government).

Ms Moran was arrested walking home after dropping off off gloves and the blue Ford Fairlane which was the getaway car for his murder in nearby Mincha Street, Brunswick West.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of realestatesource.com.au.

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