Hells Angel bikie Moustafa Jouayde needs bail to get married on Saturday
The Daily Telegraph
July 12, 2011 2:43PM
Moustafa Jouayde, 30, is one of five men charged with demanding money from car dealer and racehorse owner Terry Mullens at the Burwood business in Sydney's inner west yesterday.
In Burwood Local Court today, Jouayde's lawyer George Thomas said his client was getting married in Lidcombe on Saturday and would lose money if it didn't go ahead.
He said a hip-hop artist, magician, and lebanese band had already been booked for the 250-seat wedding.
Mr Thomas told the court that the prosecution case was weak, and that Jouayde was speaking with Mr Mullens because he wanted to trade his bike for a BMW.
Magistrate Christopher Longley refused bail because Jouayde was on bail for two offences when he allegedly committed the offence.
Mr Longley said he believed the police case was "pretty strong".
Gang Squad detectives arrived within ten minutes and arrested the men, aged 24 to 30.
All five men are charged with attempted extortion and participating in a criminal group.
It is alleged the men were also involved in the theft of four luxury cars from the same dealership last week and returning them in pristine condition 26 hours later.
The remaining four men will appear this afternoon.