Mohammed Khodr, president of the Hells Angels Darkside chapter, pocketed $220,000 in taxpayer money from police in exchange for 910g of methylamphetamine, a semi-automatic pistol and ammunition, News Corp reports.
The deal may have landed Khodr seven and a half years behind bars, but the funds will be his to keep after County Court Judge Michael Bourke refused an application for the 27-year-old to repay just $78,200 of the hand-out.
He said Khodr would not be in any position to repay the debt when released from jail.
Khodr was on a suspended sentence when police contacted him through a car advertisement on online trading site Gumtree and arrested at a staged drug sale meeting.
The court heard the father-of-one suffered from anxiety and depression and cognitive effects from an acquired brain injury, which made him more prone to impulsive behaviour and “mindless aggression”.
Judge Bourke ruled this did not reduce his moral culpability for the offending, which required consideration and organisation, but did concede it would make his time in prison more difficult.
Khodr, who is currently in lockdown 23 hours per day at Barwon Prison after assaulting a prison officer, will spend at least five years in prison on commercial quantity trafficking charges and being for possession of an unlicensed firearm.
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