Police launch global appeal for Australian fugitive James Dalamangas

James Dalamangas

Australian police have intensified their global pursuit of James Dalamangas, one of the country's most wanted fugitives, suspected of fleeing abroad approximately two decades ago.

Dalamangas is believed to have left for Greece in 1999 following the stabbing death of George Giannopoulos at a Sydney nightclub.

He was never apprehended despite a warrant for his arrest issued the next day. Dalamangas, a bouncer, is also sought for questioning in the 1997 shooting murder of Tim Voukelates, another Kings Cross bouncer, and his involvement in a 1998 brawl at Star City Casino where his brother Peter was killed.

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James Dalamangas (R) carries the coffin of his brother Peter outside of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church at Belmore.

Although Greek extradition attempts in 2003 failed, Greek authorities agreed to prosecute him in 2007, a process suspended when he couldn't be located.

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Sydney man George Giannopoulous was killed at a nightclub in Belmore.

In 2019, a reward was offered for Dalamangas' capture, but as the Greek statute of limitations approaches, police are renewing appeals for information, especially regarding his whereabouts in Greece. Police will address the media and release a message in Greek for dissemination within the Greek community.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-centre/media-release/global-appeal-locate-james-dalamangas-statute-limitations-nears-strike

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