Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Sydney gangster Alen Moradian whacked

Before he was gunned down, Alen Moradian was likened by his wife to TV mafia boss Tony Soprano. Moradian, 48, was shot to death in a targeted attack in an underground carpark at Bondi Junction. In 2011 he was sentenced to a maximum of 16 years and nine months after pleading guilty to his role in a cocaine shipment. Moradian was sentenced to a non-parole period of 10 years and five months and was released in December 2017. Moradian imported cocaine and supplied a large commercial quantity of the drug. Moradian decked out his Pennant Hills home with luxury and designer items, cars, and motorcycles. After his bust, Moradian’s lawyer arranged for the surrender of firearms, including a machine gun, grenade launcher and automatic rifle.
Alen “Fathead” Moradian was a major player in organized crime with links to the Comanchero biker gang. Moradian was part of a secret cartel called the Commission, which controls the drug market in Sydney. The two assassins dumped a grey Porsche Macan a few minutes’ drive away. The killers tried and failed to burn the luxury car as they fled, managing only to blacken the windows and partially melt the interior. Cops found a gun inside. Moradian and his wife, Natasha Youkhana, lived a decadent, luxurious lifestyle buying property, designer furniture, jewellery, and luxury travel, all using drug money.