Sunday, November 6, 2011

Newspaper of The Year Photo Drama

The Sunday Telegraph, recipient of the Newspaper of The Award in the annual News Awards has been involved in a drama about a photograph they have published to day of nightclub tsar John Ibrahim- the man whose enemies keep (literally) taking pot shots at with very dangerous guns.

Ibrahim lunched at Otto's last Tuesday for the Melbourne Cup celebrations and later attended Famous Magazine's Flapper & Dapper Melbourne Cup party held at one of his Kings Cross nightclubs, The Piano Bar.

The Shuttle was at another table at Otto's with friends and asked the maƮtre de to ask Mr Ibrahim if he would mind posing for a photo (we are ever so polite).
Word came back that he declined as he said he wished to stay out of the media at present (for good reason).
 Just to show there were no hard feelings we took one anyway.

Read the story here at the Sunday Telegraph (Newspaper Of The Year!)

Spotted ! : sitting quietly at a table at the Cosmopolitan Cafe in Double Bay, accompanied by a very large gentleman, ex-crime boss Bill Bayeh (John Ibrahim once worked for his brother Louis Bayeh when the pair 'ran' the Cross).
Bayeh was released from Silverwater Jail in July after serving 15 years for drug charges .It was from the Cosmopolitan Coffee Lounge on Darlinghurst Road in Kings Cross (not related to the Double Bay cafe) that Bayeh ran his lucrative drug empire between December 1995 and July 1996, raking in a reported $2.5 million in six months.
As part of his parole he is forbidden from entering the Kings Cross nightclub area.