Brother of gang rapist Mohammed Skaf escapes drug dealing conviction

Brother of gang rapist Mohammed Skaf escapes drug dealing conviction
Brother of gang rapist Mohammed Skaf escapes drug dealing conviction

Hadi Skaf, whose older brothers are notorious pack rapists Bilal and Mohammed Skaf, has been caught supplying drugs in Sydney

Hadi Skaf, whose older brothers are notorious pack rapists Bilal and Mohammed Skaf, has been caught supplying drugs in Sydney

The youngest sibling of the notorious  gang rapist Skaf brothers has apologised for ripping off a cocaine buyer he sold Panadol disguised as drugs. 

Hadi Skaf claimed he had been deeply humiliated over publicity surrounding his drug dealing arrest, which had focused on the crimes of his brothers. 

The 22-year-old labourer has had to bear the burden of his surname which will forever be linked to a series of gang rapes that shocked the nation when he was still just a toddler. 

His older brothers Bilal and Mohammed were sentenced to decades-long terms for the rapes, committed in the city's south western suburbs.

Mohammed was last week released on parole after 21 years in prison to live in the Skaf family home in south western Sydney, along with Hadi and their parents. 

Magistrate Miranda Moody found Skaf was deeply remorseful for his own actions in a bungled dial-a-dealer operation, which were essentially crimes of dishonesty.

'It was what you could call a bit of a low act,' Ms Moody said of ripping off drug users.

'There is no question that he is extremely sorry for what he has done.'

Publicity surrounding Hadi's arrest and Mohammed's release were tendered to Downing Centre Local Court court. 

'I note that he is the brother of Mohammed Skaf who has had some notoriety in this state and who has apparently been recently released from prison,' Ms Moody said. 

Ms Moody accepted Hadi had brought further shame on his parents, who had 'endured so much in their lives' and was himself suffering depression and anxiety, 'which is not surprising'.

Hadi's attempts at drug dealing were described as amateurish and had not harmed anyone other than financially.  

His customer at first tried to get into the back of a police car being used to conduct surveillance on dealers selling drugs to drinkers in Sydney's inner city. 

And in a late twist to the case it was revealed on Thursday the substance Hadi had sold the woman did not even contain any prohibited drug.

His solicitor Mina Wassef said that fact reduced the objective seriousness of the offence, while a police prosecutor said it made no difference to the crime. 

Hadi Skaf pleaded guilty to supplying a prohibited a drug - which wasn't actually a prohibited drug - and dealing with the proceeds of crime. He was arrested after selling bags of white powder to a woman in Sydney's inner city for $750

Hadi Skaf pleaded guilty to supplying a prohibited a drug - which wasn't actually a prohibited drug - and dealing with the proceeds of crime. He was arrested after selling bags of white powder to a woman in Sydney's inner city for $750

Notorious rapist Mohammed Skaf (pictured above) was released on parole last week after being granted parole with strict conditions including 24-hour electronic monitoring. He spent two decades in jail after being convicted for a series of terrifying rapes in Sydney in 2000

The sale of a substance promoted as cocaine is legally considered as supplying a prohibited drug, regardless of what the substance actually contains.   

Hadi was at Mr Wassef's office when the matter was first mentioned and was ordered by magistrate Miranda Moody to come into court, which meant facing television cameras and photographers.  

Hadi came to the attention of police on June 12 when officers were conducting an operation targeting drug suppliers near Surry Hills pubs. 

About 7.20pm police saw Hadi in the front passenger seat of a silver Toyota Corolla being driven by another man near the Dolphin Hotel. Hadi was using a navigation app on his mobile phone. 

Hadi Skaf covered his face with his hand as he arrived at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday morning for sentencing on drug charges

Hadi Skaf covered his face with his hand as he arrived at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday morning for sentencing on drug charges

While police watched from an unmarked car parked on the corner of Crown and Fitzroy Streets, a woman tried three times to open the locked passenger-side back door.

The driver of the Corolla, which looked similar to the police vehicle, sounded his horn and the woman and her female friend followed the Toyota until it parked in a nearby bus lane.

According to a statement of facts tendered to court, Skaf wound down his window and the two women stood beside the door for less than two minutes before walking away. 

When police pulled over the Corolla, Skaf told them the women were friends and one of them was paying him $70 she owed for an Uber fare. 

When police saw two phones hidden

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