A Nomads bikie boss who was once friends will slain underworld kingpin Pasquale Barbaro has spoken out saying he was 'not a dog'.
Moudi Tajjour told viewers on his podcast the two met in jail when the Italian-Australian criminal had a fearsome reputation for fighting and stabbing fellow inmates.
The ex-outlaw bikie member described the notorious hitman as a 'stand up guy' despite being linked to various murders, bashings and drug cases.
A Nomads bikie boss who was once friends will slain underworld kingpin Pasquale Barbaro (pictured) has spoken out saying he was 'not a dog'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Barbaro, 35, was gunned down by two hooded hitmen while he sat in a silver Mercedes in Earlwood, southwest Sydney, in 2016.
It was long rumoured the flashy, muscle-bound gangster was actually a high-level informant for the NSW Crime Commission - and that he used his untouchable status to do deals with various bikie gangs, Middle Eastern crime figures and other organised crime outfits.
'They call Pasquale all these names and say he's a dog and this and that but I've never seen paperwork on the bloke,' Tajjour said referring to the fact that allegations of Barbaro being an informant have never been proven.
He added that Barbaro was a friend and despite the 'talk' around him he was a 'stand up bloke'.
'I've never seen him as a dog. I've never seen him talk like a dog.'
Barbaro, 35, was gunned down by two hooded hitmen while he sat in a silver Mercedes in Earlwood, southwest Sydney, in 2016
It was long rumoured the flashy, muscle-bound gangster (pictured) was actually an informant for the NSW Crime Commission - and that he used his untouchable status to do deals with various bikie gangs, middle-eastern crime figures and other organised crime outfitsInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
When the pair were serving time together in Sydney's Parklea Prison, Tajjour who is Lebanese, said Barbaro was the only Italian in the prison unit dominated by middle-eastern and Indigenous inmates.
Despite not having any allies when he first arrived, Tajjour claimed Barbaro would never back down to anyone.
'Pasquale is Italian but he just doesn't belong to any race. He's a one man show. This is the way Pasquale was,' he said.
Although the two had a falling out in the months leading up to Barbaro's gruesome death, Tajjour confessed he 'got f**king upset' when he heard the news.
The underworld figure was executed by hitmen within a 'highly sophisticated' crime group.
Nine members of the group were charged in relation to extorting Barbaro. Four were ultimately found guilty of murder including the group's leader Abuzar Sultani.
Tajjour (pictured with former partner Sanaa Mehajer) said he never seen Barbaro as a dog
Some social media users claimed Barbaro even used to 'brag' about his police connections and that he was widely known in criminal circles to be 'a dog'
The murder is believed to have been retaliation for a string of shootings that took place between rival gangs in the weeks and months prior.
Barbaro himself was shot at six times in a Leichhardt laneway in 2015 but miraculously survived.
He was born into a notorious Australian clan where some members of the family have well-documented links to the