Mohammed Sanoussi at age 18. The 29-year-old has served 13 years in jail for his involvement in gang rapes in August 2000.
One of the notorious Skaf-gang rapists may have gone to meetings of the crime gang Brothers for Life while on weekend leave from jail, the parole authority has heard.
Mohamed Sanoussi, 29, is up for parole after serving 13 years of a 16-year sentence handed down for his role in a series of brutal sexual assaults on young women before the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.
He was one of 14 men led by Bilal Skaf who repeatedly raped women at isolated locations in western Sydney in August that year.
The Brothers for Life gang has been linked to a spate of extortions, murders, shootings and knee-cappings.
The State Parole Authority heard on Thursday that police were concerned about the prospect of Sanoussi going to live with his parents at their home in south-western Sydney when he is released, because it suspects Brothers for Life meetings may have taken place there.
"The police information is that there may have been all sorts of meetings of young men ... including Brothers for Life, that Mr Sanoussi may have been present for," Geoff Denman, representing the Corrective Services Commissioner, told the parole hearing.
"[Police say] that while he hasn't committed any further offence, if there is some sort of criminal activity going on there [it] presents an unacceptable danger."
Mr Denman said Sanoussi had "a history of being negatively influenced by his peers", including his brothers, one of whom was part of the Skaf gang and is now living at the family home.
"There is concern that he might be falling into bad company."
Brothers for Life have been implicated in a spate of extortions, murders, shootings and knee-cappings across south-western Sydney.
On Tuesday two alleged members of the gang were charged after a six-month investigation into an ice supply-ring in western Sydney.
The information about Sanoussi's possible presence at the gang's meetings was also communicated to the parole authority on Tuesday.
The court heard Sanoussi had been granted weekend leave to spend at his parents' house over the past 18 months.
Sanoussi's lawyer, Ruth Layton, said she had not been shown any evidence demonstrating that her client was actually at the meeting, and nothing to suggest he had committed a criminal offence.
"What does the authority want to say? That Mr Sanoussi cannot see his parents or his brothers when he's released?
"He has competed his sentence, he has done all that was required of him while in jail and is now ready to be released."
But the authority elected to postpone making its decision for two weeks so that probation and parole officers could examine the police information.