Police put Finks through wringer
September 12, 2012
HEAVY police security surrounded the Supreme Court this morning as nine members of the Finks Motorcycle Club were re-sentenced over a violent hotel brawl.
Uniformed motorcycle police and officers from the Crime Gangs Task Force kept watch outside the court as Justice Trish Kelly imposed heavier sentences over the brawl with Hells Angels members at the City Nightclub in May last year.
Justice Kelly last week found the sentences were "manifestly inadequate" and did not reflect the seriousness of the brawl.
Justice Kelly ruled that Brad Sheehy should not have been given a suspended sentence and ordered him to serve a jail term of 18 months with a nine-month non-parole period.
Two others, Peter Fotineas and Wayne McCarthy, had their existing non-parole periods extended, while six more Finks were given extended suspended sentences.
After the sentencing, three motorcycle police pulled over a car driven by a supporter on nearby Grote St. The man was breath tested before being allowed to drive away.