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Alameddine affiliate charged over FriendlyJordies firebombing

Associates of the Alameddines discovered themselves the topic of unwelcome consideration by the favored YouTuber inadvertently by former deputy premier John Barilaro’s employment post-politics.

Barilaro was employed as Coronation Property’s government director, regardless of the job not being marketed, from February till June 2022, when he resigned to take his controversial and now-abandoned New York commerce function.

Coronation’s former firm secretary Andy Nahas had alleged hyperlinks to high-profile Alameddine associates. These connections had been examined at size in a 46-minute YouTube video titled “Coronation” and broadcast by Shanks in August 2022.

Far left is Stephen Bou-Abbse, second left is Joseph Vokai. Rapper Ay Huncho (real name Ali Younes) is fifth from left, holding a bag. The tall man in the white T-shirt behind him is Masood Zakaria. Immediately to the right of Ay Huncho is John Ray Bayssari, who has his arm around Andy Nahas.

Far left is Stephen Bou-Abbse, second left is Joseph Vokai. Rapper Ay Huncho (actual title Ali Younes) is fifth from left, holding a bag. The tall man within the white T-shirt behind him is Masood Zakaria. Instantly to the fitting of Ay Huncho is John Ray Bayssari, who has his arm round Andy Nahas. Credit score: Rolling Stone

Barilaro has featured extensively in Shanks’ movies. He efficiently sued Google, which owns YouTube, in addition to Shanks, over two movies Shanks revealed in 2020 accusing the previous NSW Nationals’ chief of corruption.

The primary video was recorded inside Barilaro’s funding property within the Southern Highlands, which Shanks rented on Airbnb so he might movie from there.

In August final yr, each the Herald and Shanks revealed that Nahas had been photographed with alleged high-ranking members of the Alameddine crime household.

It was additionally revealed that Nahas had been arrested and charged in 2009 over a kidnapping. In his assertion to police, the alleged sufferer detailed how Nahas lured him to a gathering the place he was kidnapped by others, together with a high-ranking bikie boss who’s going through unrelated homicide expenses.

John Barilaro and rapper Ay Huncho, real name Ali Younes, with Andy Nahas.

John Barilaro and rapper Ay Huncho, actual title Ali Younes, with Andy Nahas.

The costs in opposition to Nahas and the others accused of kidnapping had been dismissed after the court docket was informed that “regardless of additional inquiries being made by police for the reason that final court docket date, [the alleged victim] has not but been situated”. Police had been ordered to pay prices over the failed prosecution.

Nonetheless, it was a latest picture of Nahas along with his arm round an alleged high-ranking Alameddine determine that led to questions being requested in NSW Parliament in September 2022.

A parliamentary committee requested Police Commissioner Karen Webb, her deputy Dave Hudson and the Crime Fee’s Peter Bodor, QC, concerning the picture that featured a number of high-ranking associates of the Alameddine crime household with Andy Nahas.

The picture revealed within the Herald and proven in parliament accompanied an August 2021 Rolling Stone article that includes rapper Ay Huncho, whose actual title is Ali Younes, an affiliate of the Alameddines. This yr Younes, 26, pleaded responsible and was fined over expenses of affray, recklessly inflicting grievous bodily hurt in firm and assault with intent to take part within the exercise of a prison group.

Among the different mates of the rapper within the picture even have connections with the Alameddines, together with considered one of Australia’s most needed fugitives, Masood Zakaria, who was just lately extradited from Turkey in relation to a business drug provide and conspiracy to homicide a member of the Hamze household, with whom the Alameddines have been waging a lethal warfare.

Parliament heard that Zakaria’s firm Zak Providers is a shareholder in Alpha Omega Enterprises, a labour rent agency that has labored for Coronation.


Different individuals within the picture are Stephen Bou-Abbse, who police are searching for over a non-association order with alleged crime determine Mohamad “Almo” Alameddine; Joseph Vokai, at the moment charged with conspiracy to commit homicide and knowingly directing the prison actions of a prison group; and John Ray Bayssari, charged with drug provide, coping with proceeds of crime and collaborating in a prison group.

Requested whether or not he was involved about any connection between Coronation and these individuals, Deputy Commissioner Hudson replied: “I’m involved about any individuals or any organisation that that individual group is related to.”

After viewing the picture wherein Nahas was featured, Bodor and Hudson assured the listening to their organisations would examine additional.

There isn’t a suggestion that any member of the Nahas household nor Barilaro had any information of or involvement within the arson assault on Shanks’ Bondi rental property which suffered important injury when firebombed in November 2022.

The YouTuber was not dwelling on the time. There had been one other try to firebomb the identical home the earlier week.

Tauese-Auelua didn’t apply for bail. The matter will return to court docket on January 30.

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