A former bikie boss has been locked up over a phone call to his brother in which he allegedly threatened to cave in the head of the police officer listening in.
While his lawyers said Mohammed Nchouki's tapped phone call revealed only a "ridiculous display of bravado", prosecutors disagreed.
"This is not bravado, this is an obsessive, uncontrolled, vindictive rant," prosecutor Patrick Dixon said.
Mr Nchouki fronted the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday wanting bail on the fresh charges after being arrested earlier this week.
The builder and one-time Nomads president was already out on bail for serious charges after allegedly helping an employee who had fled from police come up with a fake story.
It's alleged Mr Nchouki knew police were legally listening into his calls when he spoke directly to the officer who had arrested him last year.
He was talking to his brother Jomal Nchouki, who is accused of trafficking tens of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine, about rumours police were trying to make Jomal look like a snitch.
Mr Nchouki allegedly breaks into an expletive-ridden tirade complete with gay slurs, derogatory names for police, and violent threats directed at both the officer and his wife.
"Brother you got to understand that f--ken dog who is listening to us right now ..." it's alleged Mr Nchouki said.
"His last name should be grub or parasite ... you know I'm talking to you ...
"... I'll crack, I'll cave his f--ken head in when I see him you know what I mean.
"These c---s got to understand they can't just go after people with families without repercussions you know what I mean they are human beings and they've got f--ken families too you know what I mean."
He tells his brother not to stress about the rumours, saying that he came from a long line of people who didn't snitch.
The 40-year-old applied for bail but because of the earlier charges he had to show special or exceptional reasons for why he should be released.
The court heard from his sister and his emotional wife, who said his business and family would suffer if he was not around.
Magistrate James Stewart was sympathetic to his wife who had health problems and would be left at home to look after children on her own.
But while he said the situation was tragic it was not special or exceptional.
"I accept the legislation is harsh," he said.
When it came to the negative impact on Mr Nchouki's building business the magistrate said "this is a function of being remanded in custody".
"The only difference is that he is a successful businessman and a successful builder," he said.
Mr Nchouki's lawyer John Purnell SC also argued the allegations were only a display of "bravado" and the weak prosecution case was doomed to fail.
But Mr Stewart said he wasn't persuaded it was a weak case.
Mr Nchouki pleaded not guilty to the fresh charges including using a carriage service to to menace and to threaten to cause serious harm, threaten a witness and threatening to inflict grievous bodily harm.
He is next due before court on July 16.
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