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Kuol Mawien Kuol: ‘Cocaine cheater’ brother of Socceroos star Garanga Kuol who ripped off World War II veteran dealt a crushing blow after going on the run and taunting police


Socceroos star Garang Kuol’s former fugitive brother and manager has been found guilty of brazen bank fraud, using counterfeit money, dealing cocaine and running from the police.

Kuol Mawien Kuol, who is also the brother of rising soccer star Alou Kuol, has been on the run since July 2022 after failing to appear in court and skipping bail on fraud charges, including robbing a World War II veteran while working for the National Australia Bank.

Now behind bars at Victoria’s Ravenhall Correctional Centre, the 26-year-old’s wild crime spree was detailed in a Victorian court on Tuesday.

This included selling cocaine to undercover officers, keeping «rocks» of the drug at home and impersonating his brother Garang using his driver’s license.

A Victoria Magistrates’ Court hearing was told Kuol was eventually captured at Sydney’s Star Casino in breach of bail conditions that prevented him from leaving Victoria.

Kuol secretly skipped the state New South Wales where he started managing his little brother.

Kuol Mawien Kuol (right) and soccer star Alou Kuol are pictured at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Kuol Mawien Kuol was wanted in Victoria for fraud

Kuol Mawien Kuol (right) is a fraud who claims to manage his successful Socceroos star brother Garanga (left)

Kuol Mawien Kuol (right) is a fraud who claims to manage his successful Socceroos star brother Garanga (left)

Meanwhile, back in Victoria, he had another Sudanese-Australian apply for bail, pretending to be him, at Melbourne’s main police station.

When the police finally got around to the scam, a rogue player’s agent took to social media to taunt the Victoria Police detective tasked with bringing him in – accusing officers of stealing $120,000 from him.

He sat passively scribbling in a jail notebook as his daring crime spree was read out in court after he entered pleas and several counts were withdrawn.

Kuol worked as a teller at NAB branches in Shepparton and Kyabram in northern Victoria, where he brazenly stole about $63,000 in customer accounts.

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The three victims were in their 70s and 80s, and the oldest, a man, was robbed of $28,200.

A 95-year-old soldier returning from World War II who was Kuol’s most targeted victim was robbed of between $500 and $9,200 in six matches over the eight weeks around Christmas 2020 from the account that held his war pension.

Kuol, who goes by the Twitter handle @kuoloneking, also stole $2000 from an 84-year-old woman who has been a NAB customer since 1969, even though she stayed at its Shepparton branch and spoke to him.

Kuol Mawien Kuol mocked the police on Twitter before deleting the post and his entire profile

Kuol Mawien Kuol mocked the police on Twitter before deleting the post and his entire profile

Kuol Mawien Kuol claimed police robbed him of $120,000 — nearly double the amount he's accused of stealing from bank customers

Kuol Mawien Kuol claimed police robbed him of $120,000 — nearly double the amount he’s accused of stealing from bank customers

Kuol Mawien Kuol, pictured in Sudan with an AK-47, was arrested by the Victoria Gang Police Squad on Thursday.

Kuol Mawien Kuol, pictured in Sudan with an AK-47, was arrested by the Victoria Gang Police Squad on Thursday.

In other allegations by Victoria Police, the court heard that while on bail and driving with a suspended licence, Kuol met the man in Diamond Creek, Melbourne in November 2020 after agreeing to buy his PlayStation 5 for $1300.

Kuol paid with 13 fake $100 bills, and as soon as the seller showed the parents the money, they knew it was fake.

A few weeks later, police found Kuol in bed at his parents’ Shepparton home with two iPhones, cannabis and one counterfeit $100 note.

In December 2020, Shepparton Highway Patrol arrested Kuolo for speeding. He showed them the driver’s license of his brother Garang Kuol from the Gold Coast.

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In March 2021, the court heard that Kuol sent a series of messages through the social media application Wickr offering cocaine for sale, with the exchange to be made at the Pegasus Apartments in Melbourne.

Unbeknownst to Kuol, his buyers were undercover Victorian police officers, and although Kuol did not physically sell 13g of cocaine for $3,250, he negotiated for two men to deliver it to him and later confirmed the transaction through Wickr.

Forensic analysis later showed that the deal contained nine grams of 28 percent cocaine.

Kuol Mawien Kuol (left) is pictured with his brother Garang (right) who is currently playing for FC Volendam on loan after joining Newcastle United

Kuol Mawien Kuol (left) is pictured with his brother Garang (right) who is currently playing for FC Volendam on loan after joining Newcastle United

When police raided a residence in Glenroy, Melbourne – where Kuol had moved without informing bail officers of the change of address – they found «white rocks» and cannabis, and charged him with possession.

Judge Adriano Serratore found all the charges proven, along with a breach of his bail report, and adjourned the hearing until next week.

Kuol claims to be managing the ‘footballing affairs’ of both Garang and Alou, who signed a five-year deal with Germany’s VfB Stuttgart last year.

Garang became instantly famous around the world in December when he narrowly missed a shot on goal against Argentina at the World Cup that would have drawn the Socceroos level.

Koul claims he helped broker a $500,000 Premier League contract for Garang while he was still on the run from Australian authorities.

Just days after making his international debut for the Socceroos, Garang secured a lucrative move to Newcastle United and was sent on loan to Scottish club Hearts.

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He now plays on loan for the Dutch football club FC Volendam.

Garang Kuol narrowly misses the goal that would have equalized for the Socceroos against Argentina at last year's World Cup (pictured)

Garang Kuol narrowly misses the goal that would have equalized for the Socceroos against Argentina at last year’s World Cup (pictured)



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