He has been charged with 10 counts of extortion, two
counts of threatening violence, stalking and assault occasioning bodily harm
He has also been charged with one count each of affray,
enter dwelling with intent by break whilst armed in company, rioting
(Broadbeach incident), breach of bail and five charges in relation to
In relation to the extortion racket, police allege members
of the West End and Centro chapters of the Bandidos extorted money and
property from people at gyms.
One of the victims had facial reconstruction surgery for
injuries including a broken nose, a fractured eye socket and chipped teeth.
In one case, a gang member used a handgun and a baseball
bat to threaten one of the victims.
In another case the offenders threatened a business over
an outstanding debt for a large building firm.
Pechey, 26, was alleged to be the sergeant-at-arms of the
West End chapter at the time of the offences, later becoming the chapter
“It will be alleged jewellery was extorted to the value of
$24,000 as well as $16,000 in cash with one case involving a victim being
forced to set up a direct debit facility to make payments,” police said in a
He is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of Taskforce Maxima
said: “The investigation surrounding these matters clearly revealed the true
nature of Criminal Motorcycle Gangs. They work together to standover and
bully people as a group.”
“Today’s result demonstrates our commitment to ensure
offenders face the consequences of their actions, regardless of the passage
of time and their attempts to flee our jurisdiction.”
The Courier-Mail last month
revealed Pechey had adopted the colours of notorious Sydney gang Brothers 4
Life, embracing the AK47 emblem of the gang.
He also previously launched the Soldiers of Mayhem
clothing label and posted photos of himself on social media with some of the
See this extended police footage of the night Bandidos
members converged on a Broadbeach restaurant strip, and a fight broke out.
Bandidos have been traditionally aligned with the defunct
Muslim Brotherhood Movement, both of which were added to Queensland’s banned
But Brothers 4 Life was omitted, sparking concern the gang
could be exported interstate.
At the time Taskforce Maxima commander Mick Niland said
police were monitoring all instate organised crime groups.
“Groups like Brothers for Life, we’ve got a monitoring
brief on other active crime gangs in Australia,” he said.
“If we believe that they were making inroads in Queensland
there would be actions taken to dismantle any new crime gangs that
It was also revealed last year that Pechey accused Thai
police of extorting him, with claims authorities threatened to deport him
and demanded $120,000.