Ex- bikie charged again for shoot­ing

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - BRENDEN HILLS

A FOR­MER Broth­ers For Life gang mem­ber has been charged for a sec­ond time with at­tempt­ing to fix his court case for shoot­ing a fel­low gang mem­ber.

Michael Odisho, a for­mer mem­ber of BFL’s Bankstown chap­ter, faced Cen­tral Lo­cal Court on Thurs­day charged with al­legedly of­fer­ing money to a man to pro­vide a fake af­fi­davit that was to be to be used in his ap­peal.

The man who po­lice al­lege was to pro­vide the af­fi­davit, Ahmed Hob­los, has also been charged.

Odisho was sen­tenced to nine years in jail in 2016 af­ter be­ing found guilty in the NSW District Court of load­ing the gun used to shoot a fel­low gang mem­ber in the leg.

That gang mem­ber al­legedly skimmed $7000 worth of co­caine from the gang’s sup­ply.

In that case, po­lice al­lege Odisho paid the vic­tim, a man known as Wit­ness A, $23,000 to change his ev­i­dence and promised him a fur­ther $200,000 if he was ac­quit­ted.

Wit­ness A told the court Odisho had noth­ing to do with the shoot­ing but the jury found him guilty any­way and he was sen­tenced to nine years in jail.

At the end of the trial, po­lice charged Odisho with at­tempt­ing to pervert the court of jus­tice.

Po­lice now al­lege Odisho at­tempted a sim­i­lar tac­tic when chal­leng­ing the re­sult in the NSW Court of Crim­i­nal Ap­peal.

Odisho is ac­cused of hav­ing Hob­los pro­vide a fake af­fi­davit to the court that said he was not in­volved in the shoot­ing.

The CCA re­jected Odisho’s ap­peal on Fe­bru­ary 28.

He ap­peared in Cen­tral Lo­cal Court on Thurs­day charged with one count of per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice be­tween 2015 and 2018 and an­other of par­tic­i­pat­ing in a crim­i­nal group. Hob­los will face court on June 13.

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