A MOLE from bikie gang the Bandidos has demanded money and his name cleared if police want him to rat out his friends to solve a Corio man's 10-year-old murder case.
A coroner yesterday said a "fear of reprisals" against anyone who co-operated with police was hindering investigations into the death of Earl Mooring.
A finding into the grandfather's grisly death yesterday revealed the 54-year-old was lured to a Whittington house where he was assaulted, then he was bashed and tortured at a second home.
His body was thrown into his car boot and driven to New South Wales, where he was dumped down an embankment.
The investigation remains open and a $500,0000 reward, one of the biggest in the state, remains for anyone leading police to Mr Mooring's killer.
Victorian State Coroner Jennifer Coate told the hearing former Bandido bikie Steve Utah, who has publicly confessed to disposing of the body, had a "list of requirements" that needed to be met if he was to testify.