The shooting happened outside his home in the exclusive Cremorne area of Sydney as he was returning from running errands. Photo: Ben RushtonHe was a millionaire at the age of 19 and had amassed assets worth $50 million by his mid-30s.
But now at 47, Haissam Safetli is a convicted murderer.
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On the afternoon of September 3, 2009, the court heard Safetli - once the CEO of an accountancy firm - dressed himself in a black tracksuit and a khaki jacket and drank whiskey and smoked marijuana. A self-made millionaire turned hit-man has been sentenced to a minimum six-and-a-half years' jail for the murder of Sydney businessman and debt collector Michael McGurk. The book says McGurk worked as an apprentice electrician in Glasgow after leaving school but later fled Scotland after getting into trouble with some local gangsters. Ringleader Kyle Byrne initially was running the operation from Barlinnie Prison until his release at the end of February. By early September in 2010, Safetli, aware that the police were closing in, offered to assist. Between 2008 to 2010 he tried to harm himself on several occasions and attempted to overdose. Taking into account time already served, his earliest date of release will be October 2017. On the evening of September 3, 2009, Safetli and his teenage accomplice Christopher Estephan lay in wait for Mr McGurk across the road from his Cremorne home. Then he and his 19-year-old co-accused Estephan drove to Mr McGurk's home and carried out the hit using a sawn-off rifle, Justice Latham said. Safetli says Estephan was the shooter, although he denies this. Convicted killer: Haissam Safetli. "The soldier came back with US$50,000 and McGurk took the money, caught a cab straight to the airport, chartered a small plane and flew to the south of France.
Medich, 71, had pleaded not guilty to the murder of McGurk and the subsequent intimidation of his widow Kimberley on August 8, 2010.