29 January 2016

Appeal against sentence for outlaw motorcycle gang member

The Director of Public Prosecutions is appealing a sentence  imposed on  a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang who pleaded guilty to making an explosive device and possessing firearms, ammunition and ecstasy.

Dennis Basic received a total effective sentence of 23 months’ imprisonment and a 12 month Community Correction Order in the County Court on 14 December 2015.

The police executed a search of Basic’s premises and vehicle in August 2013 and found firearms and a silencer, a large quantity of ammunition, ecstasy and explosives.

He was also charged in relation to an improvised explosive device, which failed to explode, placed at a Hallam gym in September 2013.

DPP John Champion S.C. has filed an appeal against the sentence on the basis it was manifestly inadequate.

For further information contact:

Lisa Walker

03 9603 7493
0400 494 962