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ITALIAN sports cars, trust funds, million-dollar tax scams and corruption scandals: welcome to the world of the ex-presidents.

Former motorcycle gang bosses have relinquished their presidents' patches but manage to stay on the radar as Queensland's bikie crackdown nets a growing number of their former outlaw footsoldiers.

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A former gang president who cannot be named for legal reasons is under investigation by New Zealand authorities over an ­alleged $1.2 million tax fraud.

The sophisticated scheme he is accused of orchestrating - involving shipping containers from China, three separate ­companies and bogus GST claims - belies his lack of ­visible wealth, which ­outwardly consists of an ­unremarkable South Brisbane home and a rundown tow truck.

While most of his ex-Bandidos clubmates were last month making small targets of themselves, another ­chapter president, George Bejat, from Centro, was eyeing off the purchase of a $165,000 Lamborghini.

That's despite the 27-year-old standing to lose his only known business interest, a share in a Milton tattoo shop, Royal Ink, under a licensing clampdown on parlours.

Bejat organised a private inspection of the 2004 ­Lamborghini Gallardo at a Brisbane dealership with a Gold Coast seller.

 

George Bejat

George Bejat and girlfriend Krystle Kavvadas Source: Supplied

He has new personalised licence plates that read "SRB PWR", a reference to his Serbian nationality.

 

That echoes SRB Corp, a company owned by Bejat's mentor and one-time Gold Coast Bandidos boss Sava Cvetkovic, who hopes to turn a tidy profit with a five-unit development on a Mt Gravatt suburban plot.

Cvetkovic's budding ­career as a property developer comes with other business interests tied up in family trusts, including one of Brisbane's highest-profile tattoo parlours.

Like Bejat, Cvetkovic - who has been pursued in the past without success by prosecutors on various charges including drug trafficking - also stands to lose Valley Ink on the Brunswick St Mall under a new licensing regime aimed at weeding out bikies from the industry.

Errol Gildea, one-time Queensland Hells Angels boss who now lives in Thailand, has been linked to ­allegations of corruption ­involving union officials and building industry figures down south.

 

Ex-Hells Angels president Errol Gildea

Ex-Hells Angels president Errol Gildea Source: Supplied

Mr Gildea's business connection to a now defunct waste management company was last week revealed to back claims of organised crime links in the building ­industry.

 

Mr Gildea, who also owns a bar in Patong, held shares in the company through ­another business he claims recycles gold and platinum from computer chips.

 

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