FRIEND of a senior Coffin Cheater bikie is on trial for
giving false evidence to Western Australia's corruption
watchdog over a vicious gang brawl that led to one man
being shot and another having three fingers sliced off.
Alamdar, of Mosman Park, is accused of giving false and
misleading evidence to the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC)
at secret hearings in 2010 in 2011, following the bikie
brawl at the Kwinana Motorplex in Perth's south.
between the Coffin Cheaters and the Finks at the motor
racing venue in late 2010 left Finks members Stephen Wallace
with three fingers missing, David Marrapodi with a gunshot
wound and Troy Smith with serious head injuries.
Magistrates Court was told on Monday that Alamdar had struck
up friendships with two Coffin Cheaters, including Paul
Martino, while installing security windows and doors at
their headquarters in Bayswater.
summonsed to appear before CCC hearings twice, after
investigators established he was present at the Motorplex on
the day of the brawl.
recordings of Alamdar's evidence to the CCC were played to
magistrate Peter Malone, in which he claimed his memory was
impaired after being dropped on his head as a child and
consistently said he could not remember details of his
association with the Coffin Cheaters.
told the CCC he was not that close to the Coffin Cheaters
members, before admitting he had spent time in his native
Iran with Martino and the bikie had stayed in the home of
his deaf, elderly mother while there.
He was charged
with misleading the CCC after giving evidence to former
commissioner Len Roberts-Smith that he had not spoken to
Martino the day before the brawl, had not travelled with him
to the motorplex and had not witnessed the violence.
intercepts revealed he had arranged to drive Martino to the
event and even took advice from Martino as to what to wear
on the day.
questioned about whether it was his voice on the intercepted
phone call, Alamdar said: "That's not me, buddy."
Roberts-Smith warned Alamdar at the time that his vague
answers could be regarded as "constructive refusal" to
answer, and that he could face criminal charges.
finding could result in a $100,000 fine, or a five-year jail
term, or both.
and associates Smith, Stephen Laurence Silvestro, Clovis
Chikonga and Tristan Roger Allbeury have already been jailed
for two years on contempt charges relating to the CCC
members Benjamin Ortin and David Reid were also called
before a CCC hearing and refused to answer questions, but
avoided charges after the CCC dropped the case.