the Holders of a pizzeria, a shawarma-bar and a hair salon in Copenhagen's Perform received serious threats from the four bikers in the attempt to get the trader to pay 5000 kr. a month in ’protection money’.
Otherwise their shops will be burned down or their wife and children slain.
the Court in Glostrup has now convicted the four rockers from the now-dissolved rockerklub Mongols for blackmail.
the 24-year-old Imad Salimi, who was a registered member of the Mongols, got two years in prison, while a 19-year-old got a year in prison.
The two were convicted of seven cases of extortion, while an 18-year-old twins participated in the three blackmail and each received six months ' unconditional imprisonment. The four convicted are considering whether to appeal.
The 24-year-old, who is iranian citizen, was expelled from Denmark with a ban on entry for 12 years. He has lived in Denmark since he was five years old.
He explained during the trial that he was simply out to collect the debts, as the traders had to one of his acquaintances.
The 24-year-old was released from prison the same morning, as he 9. april along with the other gang members took out to the two restaurateurs and charged them $ 5,000. a month.
In the days then continued afpresningerne. The hairdresser got for example this message: – You have two options, either you pay 5000 dollars a month or you close the store. The while showed the 19-year-old with his hand in his pocket, that he had a gun.
– None of the operators paid, but decided to go to the police. They have done the right thing, says specialanklager Morten Frederiksen. He believes that the verdict sends out a clear signal that the extortion against traders is something that you see very seriously.
the Indictment of the case describes some of the threats to which the operators were exposed to, among other things, that 'they knew that he had children and the family', and that 'they would burn the restaurant down if he does not every month and paid them 5000 kr.'
One of the public, restaurant owners were, according to the indictment the message that his wife and two children would be killed if the money was not paid.
The four now convicted was arrested 14. april in a car that had stopped at one of the afpressede restaurants, and in the car were three slashing weapon, namely two kødhamre and a wheelbrace.