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Bandidos national president faces court on extortion charge

UDPATE: THE national president of the Bandidos motorcycle club has been remanded in custody after appearing in Maroochydore Magistrate Court this morning.

Jason Addison, who resides in the Victorian border town of Echuca, was taken into custody in Maroochydore on Monday, over an alleged extortion from 2011

His lawyers made no application for bail, however they are expected to fight the charges against Mr Addison when he reappears on Friday.

lt is alleged that Mr Addison threatened a former Bandidos member for "complying with a law enforcement order".

EARLIER: THE alleged national president of the Bandidos Criminal Motorcycle Gang has been arrested in Queensland and charged with extortion.

Taskforce Maxima detectives and the Sunshine Coast Gang Squad arrested the 50-year-old Victorian man on Monday following an investigation into allegations a man was forced to sign over a business, valued at approximately $200,000.

Police will allege the victim was a former member of the Bandidos CMG who was kicked out of the club for complying with a law enforcement requirement in 2011.

It will further be alleged the accused demanded the victim sign over his Sunshine Coast marble business, his motorcycle and the family home and threatened personal harm to the victim if he did not comply.

It will alleged the victim, in fear of his and his family's safety, transferred the business to a company operated by the accused. He is expected to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Topics:  bandidos court crime vlad


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