Rebels bikie Sami Hamalainen sentence hearing over the murder of Johnny Salafia

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Seven years, three months and 27 days after the brutal execution-style killing at Kings Point, near Ulladulla, senior Rebels bikie and one-time acquaintance of Salafia, Sami Esko Hamalainen, has appeared before a Supreme Court sentence hearing for his role in the 2013 murder.

The 45-year-old Ulladulla man pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder and recruiting for criminal activity earlier this year.

Documents tendered to the Supreme Court on Monday reveal a history of rising tensions between the 45-year-old Hamaleinen, of Ulladulla, and Salafia, who had a brief flirtation with the Rebels MC a decade earlier.

Hamalainen, a senior member of the Rebels Ulladulla chapter, believed 36-year-old Salafia had given out his home address, and that of other Rebels members, to Comanchero nominee Steven Balshaw, the agreed facts state.

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