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|Real name||Domenic Gatto|
|Born||6 August 1955|
Domenic "Mick" Gatto (born 6 August 1955) is an Australian man widely suspected to be involved in the Melbourne underworld. He is of Italian descent.
Gatto is a 'professional mediator' within the building industry in Melbourne. He runs a company, Arbitrations and Mediations Pty Ltd and has an interest in the crane company Elite Cranes.
In 2004 Mick Gatto was charged with the murder of suspected underworld hitman Andrew Veniamin and remanded in custody for 18 months. He was found not guilty at trial, during which Gatto claimed he had acted in self-defence after Veniamin pulled out a .38 and threatened to kill him. Gatto claims that during a struggle he was able to turn the gun around on Veniamin and fire one shot into his neck, and one shot in the eye. He also claimed that during the argument, Veniamin had implicated himself in the deaths of Dino Dibra, Paul Kallipolitis and Graham Kinniburgh.
References in popular culture
- Gatto emerges reluctantly from the shadows Ian Munro The Age 24 March 2004.
- Crimescene Melbourne Underworld - Dominic "Mick" Gatto (An online reference guide from the Crime Writers Association of Australia)
- Gatto hits headlines in Noosa Suzanne Carbone and Lawrence Money, The Age, 8 November 2005
- The Master Networker Nick McKenzie, The Age, 8 October 2007
- I, Mick Gatto with Tom Noble, Melbourne University Publishing, 6 October 2009