Calling Kelvin Davis: you’re needed in Australia again

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New Zealand-born Wiremu Hepara Perry has been jailed in Australia for trying to extort A$72,000 (NZ$80,300) from a restaurant owner and is at risk of deportation from Australia.

A Rebels bikie, Perry was hired in 2013 by construction company owner John Andrew Coyne to get money from the owner of Perth’s Chik and Kent and Cinnamon Club, The West Australian reported.

The victim had paid Coyne A$650,000 for renovation work but an additional payment was disputed.

Looks like the Te Tai Tokerau West Island constituent needs some Labour Party help.  

Jailing Perry for three years and two months, District Court Judge Patrick O’Neal said Perry had been used to extort money because his size and appearance would have caused terror to the victim.

Perry initially demanded A$70,000 but that was increased to A$72,000 when interest was added. He expected to be paid A$5000 for recovery of the money.

Defence lawyer Michael Tudori said Perry “volunteered his debt collecting services”.

He had seen the frustration Coyne, his friend’s father, was going through over financial troubles.

“He has always maintained and believed this was a legitimate debt that was owed,” Tudori said.

His client, who had two sons, was likely to be deported when released from jail.


I’m sure Kaitaia needs Perry.  What’s an extra bloke on a bike to the good people up north?


– Stuff

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