|Mr Van Der Slot is believed to have been visited at his Brighton home by Mr Gatto about a week before he took his own life in early November. Mr Gatto, sole survivor of the Carlton Crew wiped out in Melbourne's underworld war, has established a reputation as one of the city's most prominent dispute mediators and debt collectors. One of his firms, Gatto Corporate Solutions, claims a ''great track record of settling any situation quickly''.|
''So you read the papers, heard the name, perhaps even watched a TV series, in turn you have Googled the name Gatto. If your business has a problem, our business has the solution,'' its website says. Mr Gatto's involvement has fuelled concerns about perceived failures to regulate the debt-collection industry, which has recently been targeted by outlaw motorcycle gangs and other figures with underworld links.
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