Bikie refused bail over
car dealer extortion charge
12, 2011 - 3:45PM
Hells Angels bikie gang member accused
of attempting to extort money from a
luxury car dealer in Burwood has been
denied bail, despite pleas for release
so he can celebrate his marriage on the
for Mostafa Jouayde, 30, from Granville,
told Burwood Local Court this morning
his client should be granted bail so he
and his wife, Susie Arida, could host a
$32,000, 250-guest wedding ceremony at
Lidcombe on Saturday.
Thomas, the lawyer, said they had
officially married in September last
year in a small religious ceremony, but
were yet to celebrate the union.
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already paid the hip hop artists, the
magicians, the Lebanese band," Mr Thomas
told the court.
deposit for the bar ... the wedding
dresses, the bridesmaids' dresses," he
magistrate Christopher Longley denied Mr
Jouayde bail, despite an offer of
said the prosecution case against Mr
Jouayde was weak.
go so far as [to say] a complete wrong
charge," he told the court.
allege Mr Jouayde was one of five men
who went to racehorse owner Terry
Mullens's car dealership on Parramatta
Road yesterday afternoon and demanded
men have been charged with attempted
extortion and participating in a
also alleged to have been involved in
stealing four luxury cars from the
dealer on Thursday before returning them
undamaged less than two days later.
said his client went to the car
dealership on Saturday to "negotiate"
with Mr Mullens over the trade of a
motorbike for a BMW.
is president of the Parramatta charter
of the Hells Angels.