Seven paid $100,000 to a Sydney-based company linked to Roberta Williams’ manager for a Sunday Night interview on her late husband, Carl Williams.
The segment that ran on Sunday Night last July.
Fairfax Media, which reports the news has angered former Victoria Police detectives, says it has not violated proceeds-of-crime laws, because the payment was for information about Carl Williams and not Roberta Williams, who is also a convicted drug dealer.
Seven West Media declined to comment on the deal.
Roberta Williams, who was declared bankrupt by the Federal Court last November, recently confirmed she was appearing in a pilot for Mob Wives.
So far no network has been aligned with the prospective show.