Finks biker and male model Eamon Mulgrew denied bail over alleged extortion of Sydney pawnbroker Sydney

Fink’s biker and male model is accused of extorting an $11,500 pawnbroker who traded a ‘quirky member’ for jewelry, a motorcycle and a boat

  • Male model and Finks bikini boss refused bail for alleged extortion of shopkeeper
  • His lawyer argued that he should be released because the case against him is weak
  • Judge does not agree, considers there is a good chance that he will interfere with witnesses










A male model turned bicycle boss has been refused bail as he fights allegations of trying to extort a pawnbroker in Sydney’s northwest.

Lawyers for Eamon Mulgrew, 25, argued in the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the president of the local branch of the Finks outlaw biker gang should be released because the case against him was weak.

Mulgrew is charged with demanding money with threats in companionship, intimidating a person as part of a criminal group, and violating a non-association order.

The male model-turned-Finks bikie boss was arrested on June 2 and denied bail over charges of extortion against a pawnbroker in Sydney’s northwest.

Mulgrew's lawyer argued that the Crown's case is weak because it rests on the testimony of the pawnbroker who has made contradictory statements and admitted to criminal behavior himself

Mulgrew’s lawyer argued that the Crown’s case is weak because it rests on the testimony of the pawnbroker who has made contradictory statements and admitted to criminal behavior himself

The Crown alleges that a man — whom the defense called a “wayward member” — had received $11,500 in cash from the pawnbroker earlier this year in exchange for jewelry, a motorcycle and a boat.

Mulgrew is accused of demanding that the belongings be handed over and then – with two other bicycles – threatening the man when he refused.

He was arrested on June 2 while on bail for other offences.

However, Mulgrew’s attorney argued that the Crown’s case is weak as it rests on the testimony of the pawnbroker who has made contradictory statements and admitted to criminal behavior.

He also indicated that any bail issues can be addressed through strict bail conditions, including a curfew.

The Crown alleges a man borrowed $11,500 from the pawn shop earlier this year in exchange for jewelry, a motorcycle and a boat

The Crown alleges a man borrowed $11,500 from the pawn shop earlier this year in exchange for jewelry, a motorcycle and a boat

The judge said she was not convinced the case against Mulgrew was weak, and said the pawnbroker’s statements detailed stand-over tactics and the bikes’ willingness to use force against him.

“While inconsistent statements are generally an indication that one is not a credible or reliable witness, this is not necessarily the case in the sense that witnesses who may themselves be guilty of committing crimes may be reluctant … out of fear, understandably, to incriminate herself,’ she said.

“It appears that the applicant … is willing to threaten violence to get what he wants.”

The judge said she was not convinced the case against Mulgrew was weak, and said the pawnbroker's statements detailed stand-over tactics and the bikes' willingness to use force against him.

The judge said she was not convinced the case against Mulgrew was weak, and said the pawnbroker’s statements detailed stand-over tactics and the bikes’ willingness to use force against him.

While acknowledging jail was difficult for Mulgrew, who is separated from other inmates, she felt bail was too much of a risk.

She said the crown case depends on the pawnbroker’s evidence.

“If there’s any interference with his evidence, it’s likely the crown case won’t go through.”

The likelihood of Mulgrew committing another serious crime, posing a danger to the pawnbroker or interfering with witnesses was significant, she said.

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