Police charge Rebels bikie with defrauding bank of $1.6M

A REBELS bikie linked to the men accused of killing Mafioso Pasquale Barbaro has been charged with defrauding a bank out of more than $1.6 million.

Mustafa Shekeb, 29, attended Parramatta Police Station yesterday, where he was charged with falsifying documents to obtain a $688,000 bank loan in 2014.

Police allege Shekeb also helped a Rebels mate get another loan for $960,000 in 2016, again by using forged documents.

Sydney underworld identity Pasquale Barbaro who was murdered in November 2016.

Shekeb was netted in a huge State Crime Command raid across Sydney on November 29, as Gang and Homicide squad police arrested nine Rebels and associates in connection to the murder of Barbaro, gunned down in an Earlwood Street a fortnight earlier.

One-time Rebel Abuzar ĎAbsí Sultani, believed to have formed his own highly-organised breakaway syndicate, was among three men charged with the Barbaro murder.

Shekeb was charged with two counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception, to appear in Parramatta Local Court on May 24.