Bail denied ... the
head of the Hells Angels Parramatta
chapter looks set to miss his
wedding celebration. Photo:
ANGELS bikie gang boss accused of
attempting to extort property from a
luxury car dealer in Burwood will mount
an 11th hour appeal for bail on Friday
to attend his own lavish wedding
celebration on Saturday.
Jouayde, 30, from Granville, was refused
bail in Burwood Local Court yesterday
despite pleas by his lawyer to allow him
to attend the $32,000, 250-guest
ceremony at Lidcome on Saturday.
Thomas, the lawyer, said Mr Jouayde, a
former Bandido gang member and the
president of the Hells Angels Parramatta
chapter, and his wife, Susie Arida,
married in September last year in a
small religious ceremony but were yet to
celebrate the union.
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have already paid the hip-hop artists,
the magicians, the Lebanese band,'' Mr
Thomas told the court. ''The $6000
deposit for the bar … the wedding
dresses, the bridesmaids' dresses.
Jouayde's four co-accused were granted
conditional bail on the basis that their
involvement in the alleged extortion was
less serious but magistrate Christopher
Longley initially denied Mr Jouayde
bail, despite an offer of $20,000
yesterday afternoon Mr Thomas returned
to the court with a greater offer of
surety and was given the right to appeal
that he was under immense pressure from
the families of Mr Jouayde and Ms Arida.
allege Mr Jouayde and the four
co-accused went to the racehorse owner
Terry Mullens' car dealership on
Parramatta Road on Monday afternoon and
demanded a silver BMW M3 valued at
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 the prosecution case against Mr
Jouayde, the owner of a tattoo shop in
Parramatta, was weak.
go so far as [to say] a complete wrong
charge,'' he told the court.
his client went to the Motor Gallery car
dealership on Saturday to ''negotiate''
with Mr Mullens over the trade of a
motorbike for a BMW.
sobbed in court as the magistrate
refused bail for Mr Jouayde.
just lost all our money because of [the
magistrate's decision],'' she said
outside the court.
four men are due to face court again on