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Three charges dropped for gangland widow

By AAP Newswire

Gangland widow Roberta Williams still faces numerous criminal charges including making threats to kill after prosecutors dropped three allegations including kidnapping.

The 50-year-old faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday in relation to a number of accusations stemming from her fall-out with a TV producer over plans to make a reality show about her life.

Prosecutors wiped the charges of kidnapping, and intentionally and recklessly causing serious injury over a July 9 incident at Collingwood where Ryan Naumenko claims he was attacked and tied up with a power cable and told to pay $20,000.

It was previously alleged the widow of murdered underworld figure Carl Williams and other men including James Harrison and Jake Sexton kicked, punched and tied up Mr Naumenko.

Williams was arrested a month later, and was also charged with destroying two police interview chairs on August 7.

Last month she was granted bail to look after her eight-year-old autistic son Giuseppe - who she had with Rob Carpenter - who requires around-the-clock care.

Williams' co-accused face various charges including demanding money with a threat to kill and theft.

Williams and Dhakota, the daughter she shared with Carl, previously lived at his family's Essendon home until they were evicted in September 2018.

In December, she failed to block the Australian Taxation Office auctioning the house in a bid to pay off an almost $1 million debt left by Carl's father.

Williams has been remanded to appear in the same court on May 27, 2020.

Harrison, Sexton and other accused men James John Harrison and Hassam Al Zwainy will also return to court at future dates.