Two brothers on trial over the murder of Australian underworld figure claim they are “too dumb” to be the killers, but an investigation has found one has links to a motorcycle club.
Bulgarian brothers Yuliyanov J. Raychev Serafim and Milen Raychev faced an Athens court last week, charged with the execution of former Australian underworld figure John Macris, who was gunned down outside his luxurious Greek home in October 2018.
The brothers have denied the charges, claiming they had no motive and argued they were too stupid to be professional killers because they entered Greece on passports in their own name.
But photographs of Serafim show he has a tattoo of the Outlaws motorcycle club on his left arm, with sources close to the case claiming he was linked to their operations in Canada. Greek police had revealed that Serafim was linked to Canada at the time of his arrest for Macris’s murder.
He had flown out of Greece the day after he allegedly shot Macris, 46, on October 31, 2018. He was understood to have had links to Australian crime figures while in Canada.
There were also reports from Canada in 2011, where two brothers were charged with kidnapping, robbery and extortion in St Catharines, a town on the shores of Lake Ontario, a 20-minute drive from Niagara Falls.
Sunday Herald Sun