July 12, 2024
Popular WA horse racing identity Kellie Kersley found guilty of possessing illegally attained money

The scion of a popular Western Australia horse racing loved ones has been found responsible of possessing $250,000 of illegally attained hard cash allegedly joined to a large-profile bikie identity.

Kellie Leanne Kersley was billed soon after law enforcement searched her dwelling in the jap Perth suburb of Ascot in December past year.

They discovered the money in a broom closet in sealed containers.

At the exact time they raided the car of Rebels bikie-joined Aaron Karl Labrook in Ridgewood in northern Perth, and seized $210,000 in hard cash from the again of his car.

Police allege that hard cash was wrapped up with Xmas paper that matched a roll discovered at Kersley’s house.

In the Perth Magistrates Court docket on Tuesday, Kersley’s law firm, Simon Freitag SC, asked Magistrate Andrew Maughan to delay sentencing so his client could make arrangements for her 16-year-old daughter who experienced not long ago endured a professional medical incident.

Kersley ‘optimistic’ ahead of verdict

Mr Freitag advised the court Kersley’s daughter may have to journey to the japanese states to reside with her brother, Fred, who is a jockey.

Mr Freitag mentioned Kersley was surprised by the end result.

“She was optimistic about today,” he claimed.

“In her headspace, (she believed), ‘It will all be great, I will get to go residence today’,” he explained.

Kersley manufactured pacing record in 1996 when she grew to become the first reinswoman to earn trotting’s Miracle Mile in NSW.

She’s the daughter of horse racing legend Fred Kersley, himself a 3rd-era horse trainer who is most effective regarded for training nine-time team a person winner Northerly.

Kellie Kersley is the daughter of WA racing and pacing legend Fred Kersley. ()

Mr Freitag submitted a letter to the courtroom from Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) which he mentioned stated Kersley was banned from all racing and education and freezing possession of the horses she had pursuits in.

RWWA has been contacted for remark.

Mr Freitag told the court docket Kersley experienced only minimal issues beforehand recorded towards her that included targeted traffic infringements and two possession charges for hashish in the 1990s.

Bikie ban in bail ailments

A character reference from her father Fred and mother Leanne were being submitted to the court.

She was granted bail with a $150,000 surety and informed not to go away the condition.

The court was informed she experienced previously surrendered her passport at an before hearing.

She was ordered to report to her local law enforcement station every Monday.

Less than the circumstances she simply cannot have any digital system that has encrypted messaging and she is essential to present any product to law enforcement — along with passwords — to be inspected if requested.

Her bail conditions also prohibit her from obtaining contact with Mr Labrook, or any person linked to organised bike gangs “patched or unpatched”.

Kersley was joined by a selection of supporters at the courthouse, which include by Mr Labrook’s one particular-time associate Ashleigh Shenton – who at an previously visual appearance the court was explained to is the goddaughter of Kersley.