Georgia Geary, daugher of ex-Bandidos
Cairns leader Maxwell Geary, claims she is a police
October 22, 20136:59PM
The daughter of ex-Bandidos
Cairns boss Maxwell Patrick Geary (above) says
she's being unfairly targeted by police.
The tattooist daughter of a
former north Queensland Bandidos president says she's
been unfairly targeted by police.
Georgia Geary, whose father Maxwell Geary
is the former leader of the Cairns chapter of the bikie
gang, says she's been harassed because police think her
father is involved in her tattoo parlour.
Officers kept watch outside Mission Ink, at Mission Beach,
south of Cairns, 24 hours a day over three days last week,
They also allegedly searched Miss Geary's car and continue
to question customers.
"This is definitely harassment, it's a
violation of human rights," 18-year-old Miss Geary told AAP.
"It's hurting my business and the other
Miss Geary says her father, a Bandidos
member for 15 years, has no involvement in her business but
does work out of an office at the back of the studio.
"Police need to understand that's all the
involvement he has," she said.
No club members visit the parlour and she
isn't part of the club herself, she says.
Police have targeted tattoo parlours and
clubhouses since the anti-bikie gang legislation was brought
in last week.
But despite other businesses being
monitored, Miss Geary says she's been unfairly targeted
because her father is Maxwell Geary.
Mr Geary served as the Cairns president for about a decade
before becoming the Mission Beach president a year ago.
He is due to face court next month on
fraud, drug and property charges.
Mr Geary retired from the Bandidos last
week out of concern he would be charged under the new laws,
which carry hefty prisons sentences.
Both chapters have also shut down for the
same reason, Miss Geary says.
Miss Geary has known many Bandidos members
over her life and describes them as "big teddy bears".