: Bikie with guns tattooed all over his face pleads guilty to starting a riot at a restaurant
- Brawl led to the Queensland government introducing tough anti-bikie laws
By Liam Quinn For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 16:28 EST, 4 May 2015 | Updated: 17:32 EST, 4 May 2015
The ringleader who allegedly orchestrated one of Australia's most notorious bikie brawls has pleaded guilty to 'rioting', but his lawyers says he's a 'happy family guy'.
Jacques Teamo, 45, an alleged former Bandido bikie gang member, fronted court in Brisbane on Monday over his role in a 2013 battle, which was believed to be caused by a turf war.
Teamo allegedly led a 'lynch mob' of fellow Banditos into a Broadbeach restaurant in September 2013 to confront Finks rival Jason Trouchet, according to the ABC.
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Jacques Teamo, the alleged ringleader in one of Australia's biggest bikie brawls, appeared in court on Monday
He pleaded guilty to rioting and breaching bail, and was remanded to reappear for sentencing later this month.
Teamo's lawyer, Chris Hannay, described the bikie as a changed man.
'He is now a happy family guy and he really looks after his children,' Mr Hannay said.
'He's been under the guise - you could say under house arrest - for nearly the last two years with his curfews.
Teamo pleaded guilty in Southport Magistrates Court this morning to riot and breaching bail
'He's been substantially inundated by fairly zealous Queensland police at all hours of the day to make sure he is home - he's suffered enough and he has changed absolutely his whole lifestyle.
Teamo was due to front court alongside nine of his criminal comrades.
Among the group to face court were former president of the Gold Coast Bandidos chapter Adam White, Ahmed Kaddour, Ryan Mercer, Brett Boyden, Ricky Chapman, Sanjin Delalic, Ducan Rattenbury, and Peter Mauric.
Teamo's lawyer, Chris Hannay, said the alleged bikie is a 'happy family guy and he really looks after his children'
Ricky Chapman leaves the Southport Magistrates Court after he pleaded guilty to rioting
Brett Boyden leaded guilty today to affray and public nuisance for his role in the ugly incident
Mauric was the only one of the nine who pleaded not guilty to rioting, meaning his trial will proceed.
The vicious fight, which started in a busy restaurant before it spilled into the street, was the motivation behind the Queensland government's controversial crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gangs.
The method introduced harsher legislative measures for bikies, including bans on members gathering in public, longer prison sentences and solitary confinement when behind bars.
A further 16 people who were allegedly involved in the brawl are set to face a second trial at a later date.