A man who owns a Lamborghini and is accused of being involved in the supply of drugs is no longer required to abide by this bail.
An alleged Lamborghini-riding cyclist arrested during the country’s biggest crackdown on organized crime has been released on bail to allow him to work
Ashley Rake, 35, was charged with a range of violations, including serious drug charges, when officers raided his Vaucluse unit in June last year as part of a two-day raid on Sydney by Operation Ironside.
Detectives seized designer clothes, Rolex watches and a Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 Coupe DJE18S, alleged to be the proceeds of a crime.
He stood before the NSW Supreme Court in December and was given a strict conditional bail.
At the time, his lawyer Avni Djemal claimed that the criminal case was weak and that texting conversations on an AN0M encrypted device did not prove that Mr Rake was involved in the drug supply.
The Crown Prosecutor argued that Mr Rake had unexplained wealth and made large biweekly deposits into his bank account despite seemingly making no money from his carpentry business.
“There is a big discrepancy between what appears to be happening to the company and these large sums that have been deposited,” prosecutor Stephen Makin said.
Rake was released on bail in December and was told to use an electronic recording device, report to the police daily, not associate with his co-defendant, not own encrypted devices and give the police his work schedule.
He appeared again before the Supreme Court on Tuesday and argued for the nullification of the latter condition.
The court was told that Mr. Rake had a construction contract with B. Moore Projects, and because he did not know his movements, he asked for the requirement to “give the police a movement schedule every hour of every day for the next week”. DELETED.
A police prosecutor told the court there was a minor bail violation with Mr Rake failing to report to the police, but Justice Elizabeth Fullerton was happy to “skip” this.
“Such a restriction now hinders Mr Rake’s desire to get paid employment in an industry where we all know one cannot predict in advance when supplies will be available, when work can be slotted into an already overstretched construction schedule.” said Justice Fullerton.
“The variation is reasonable.”
Police say the multinational operation was aimed at infiltrating the criminal underworld through the ANOM app, which users believed to be an encrypted messaging service but was being monitored by police.
Police allege that Mr Rake was involved in the supply of methamphetamine and cocaine and was an associate of the Comanchero bikie gang.
He has been charged with supplying a large commercial amount of a prohibited drug, supplying a commercial amount of a prohibited drug, participating in a criminal group, knowingly handling the proceeds of crime and publishing misleading material for gain. to obtain.
In December, the court was told that Mr Rake was involved in messaging conversations where one person asked, “Do you have me?”
The other person replied, “How much do you need?”
During the conversation, a person sent a photo of a white powder and there was discussion about the buyer’s demand for “10 units”, the court was told.
“There was no further notice that there was an agreement to deliver. Those messages are taken at their highest, there is no actual delivery,” Djemal said.
The prosecution alleged that the ANOM device was used in Mr Rake’s unit and at a Kiama residence where he was staying on vacation.
However, Djemal argued that the encrypted device found in Mr. Rake’s home did not belong to him and that the other device he allegedly used was never found.
Mr Rake will appear in court again in August.
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