New Laws Crack Down On Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs In Victoria

MARK COLVIN: The Victorian Government is to introduce bills to crack down on outlaw motorcycle gangs and organised crime.

The anti-consorting laws would let police stop convicted criminals associating with each other – both in person and over the internet.

But a lawyer representing motorcycle gang members says similar laws in Queensland have proved draconian and ineffective. Continue reading New Laws Crack Down On Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs In Victoria

Finks Fight for Fair Trial

Robyn Wuth   |  07:24am November 13, 2012 | Gold Coast Bulletin

THE powerful legal team for the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang claims the laws being used against the club are “repugnant” to the judicial process.

A 13-page submission lodged in the High Court of Australia outlines the Finks’ constitutional challenge against moves to have the gang’s Gold Coast chapter and an associated company declared criminal organisations under Queensland’s three-year-old anti-bikie laws. Continue reading Finks Fight for Fair Trial

Former Fink Escapes Prison for Extortion

Leah Fineran   |  10:37am October 17, 2012

A FORMER Finks standover man has dodged jail time for extortion, claiming he has now left the “bad influence” of the notorious Gold Coast bikie club.

Sacha Kahled Nachouki, 40, yesterday pleaded guilty in the Southport District Court to six offences, including extortion and failing to answer Australian Crime Commission questions.

He admitted that in 2008 he acted as an illegal debt collector, making threats and standing over a Surfers Paradise man for money owed to a failed investment company. Continue reading Former Fink Escapes Prison for Extortion

Christopher Cairns to Fight Tumma Cousins Gold Coast Balcony Death Charge

AAP | May 28, 2012 10:51AM | The AUSTRALIAN

A GOLD Coast man with outlaw motor cycle gang links will “vigorously defend” a charge of murdering a nightclub promoter who plunged 31 floors to his death, his lawyer said today .

Christopher Cairns, 24, from Hope Island, was arrested on Saturday and charged with the murder of Tumma Cousins, 29, earlier this month.

Police will allege Cairns threw Mr Cousins from the balcony of his unit at the Beachcomber Resort in Surfers Paradise on May 11. Continue reading Christopher Cairns to Fight Tumma Cousins Gold Coast Balcony Death Charge

Whistle-blowers in Fear of Witch-hunts

Jeremy Pierce & Greg Stolz| 17 February, 2012 | The Courier Mail

A culture of fear among police whistle-blowers has emerged as Queensland’s top cop vowed to hunt the source of an alleged police bashing video.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson has pledged a “full, thorough and exhaustive” investigation into the alleged bashing of 21-year-old chef Noa Begic in the bowels of the Surfers Paradise police station. Mr Begic had his hands cuffed behind his back when officers were seen kneeing and punching him. Continue reading Whistle-blowers in Fear of Witch-hunts

Finks Bikie Jailed for Drug Trafficking

Luke Royes | 12:09pm February 1, 2012 | Gold Coast Bulletin

A FINKS bikie member who supplied an undercover cop with more than $90,000 worth of ecstasy and speed has been jailed for trafficking methamphetamines and MDMA on the Gold Coast.

Darren James Watson last week pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court in Brisbane to two counts of trafficking and six counts of supplying a dangerous drug and possession of a Mercedes-Benz motorcycle police said was used as part of the offending. Continue reading Finks Bikie Jailed for Drug Trafficking

Finks Granted Bail on Serous Drug Charges

Finks caught up in mass drug arrests

Greg Stolz & Jeremy Pierce | 29 November, 2011 | The Courier Mail

Two Gold Coast bikie brothers were among more than 30 people arrested after a major police probe into drugs and prostitution.

Finks bikie gang members Kris and Dion Spizzirri were arrested yesterday as part of raids across the state’s southeast. Continue reading Finks Granted Bail on Serous Drug Charges

Finks bikie Nicholas John Forbes ‘part of terror team’ June Adelaide Now – 16 June 2011

A MEMBER of a bikie “terror team” will be extradited to Adelaide over a nightclub brawl with a rival gang.

Finks member Nicholas John Forbes, 41, was arrested yesterday on the Gold Coast over his alleged involvement in the fight at a Hindley Street nightclub on May 29.

It is alleged Forbes and other Finks members stormed the club and used bar stools, knives and bottles to attack members of the Hells Angels gang.

Forbes has been charged with rioting, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years’ jail.

He appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today where he applied for bail.

His lawyer, Bill Potts, said Forbes would make his own way to Adelaide to face court.

The Crown opposed the application, saying Forbes was a flight risk, and CCTV footage from inside the club clearly identified him attacking another man with a bar stool.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Michelle Clarke also said there was a risk of further trouble between the two gangs if he was released.

She said Forbes was part of the Finks’ “terror team”, and that he had links to bikie clubs in four different states.

The court heard he was involved in the now infamous Ballroom Blitz brawl between rival Hells Angels and Finks gang members during a kickboxing tournament at the Gold Coast’s Royal Pines Resort in 2006.

Forbes was refused bail and will be extradited tonight to face court tomorrow.

SA Police today arrested a member of the Hells Angel and an associate of the gang over the brawl.

The arrest of the men, both aged 34, takes the total number of arrests to 19. All have been charged with aggravated riot.

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