November 17th, 2009
FINKS bikie Sacha Kahled Nachouki has been ordered to hand over a $50,000 cash surety to the court before he was allowed bail on charges of fraud and extortion.
The 37-year-old Paradise Point man is facing charges of extortion, fraud and failing to answer questions at an Australian Crime Commission hearing.
Mr Nachouki was charged over threatening a man at Surfers Paradise and attempting to dishonestly obtain $280,000 from the man.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Greg Overton opposed bail and tendered a photograph of Mr Nachouki posing with a gun.
Solicitor Mark Williams from Potts Lawyers said the photograph was taken on his client’s mobile phone and sent to his friends as a joke.
Magistrate Michael O’Driscoll said he would grant bail on strict conditions including a curfew and a surety of $50,000 cash.
Mr Nachouki’s extortion and fraud matters have been set down for a committal hearing on May 31.