Three men linked to the
Coffin Cheaters outlaw motorcycle gang have appeared in
court charged with lying to Western Australia's corruption
watchdog about a gang brawl.
and Clint Byfield and Mohammed Alamdar appeared in the Perth
Magistrates Court on Friday accused of giving false or
misleading evidence in private hearings before the
Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC).
They were being
questioned over a violent brawl between Coffin Cheaters and
Finks bikie gang members at the Kwinana Motorplex in Perth's
south last October.
Troy Byfield is
facing six charges of lying to the CCC during hearings in
November and January, including saying he was not involved
in the brawl and did not grab a knife during it.
facing three charges of lying, including saying he did not
see the brawl and only learned about it later through the
is facing three charges of lying plus a charge of disclosing
a restricted matter by telling people he had been summonsed
to appear before the CCC when instructed not to.
The lawyer for
Alamdar and Troy Byfield indicated they would plead not
guilty at their next appearance.
The three men
were granted bail on $5000 undertakings to reappear in court
on August 26.
Six more men
linked to the Coffin Cheaters are due to appear in court
next Friday on similar charges relating to their evidence
before the CCC.
penalty for giving false evidence to the CCC is a three-year
prison term if the case is heard in the magistrates court
and a five-year prison term if the case is referred to a