Furious lawyer representing mum accused of using fake Covid certificate explodes in court as he blasts ‘outrageous’ raid: ‘This has to stop’
- Jeanette Catherine Jeske, 55, was arrested at her home in Merrylands on Tuesday
- She is said to have used a fake Covid certificate to work at a primary school
- Emergency services smashed down her door and dragged her out in handcuffs
- Ms. Jeske is the mother of suspected Alameddine Crime Clan member Trent Jeske
- Ms Jeske was released on bail on Wednesday and intends to plead not guilty
The mother of an alleged Alameddine crime Clan member granted bail after being accused of using fake Covid vaccination certificate to work at a school.
Jeanette Catherine Jeske, 55, spent the night behind bars after being arrested at her home in Merrylands by elite officers from the Raptor Forces Sydney‘s West at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Ms Jeske, Trent Jeske’s mother, was accused of giving the fake report card to an elementary school where she worked as an administrative manager last October.
She stood outside Fairfield Magistrates’ Court in a Nike puffer jacket on Wednesday afternoon and stared at the ground as her case was heard while her attorney fought to get the mother released on bail.
Ms Jeske was dragged from her home in handcuffs by the heavily armed officers and her attorney, Winston Terracini SC, said she intended to plead not guilty and blasted her treatment from police.
“This has to stop, we’ve been threatened by these hooligans,” he told the court.
“They ransacked our house after searching it and filming our arrest.”
Jeanette Catherine Jeske, 55, the mother of suspected member of the Alameddine crime clan Trent Jeske (pictured together), was arrested on Tuesday
Ms Jeske was charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage through deception, dealing with crime proceeds of less than $100,000 and involvement with a criminal group that contributed to criminal activity.
Mr Terracini said the charges were “outrageous” and “made up”.
Police claim they obtained the fake vaccination card through their links to the criminal group uncovered during a police investigation into the alleged Alameddine drug syndicate.
She was dragged from her home in Merrylands, west Sydney, in handcuffs around 8.30am on Tuesday
Footage showed officers from Raptor Tactical armed with a battering ram banging on the door of Ms Jeske’s home on Tuesday morning.
Moments later, she was dragged from the house in handcuffs as she tried to cover her head with her Nike jacket.
During her detention, Ms Jeske must behave decently, remain at her address, visit Merrylands Police Station weekly, go no closer than 1km to an airport and not contact certain people.
She will have to hand over $20,000 if she violates any of her bail conditions.
In the raid on Ms Jeske’s home on Tuesday, police confiscated cash, documents and electronic items, all of which are being examined.
Elite Raptor Tactical officers stormed the home to arrest Ms Jeske, who allegedly used a fraudulent Covid vaccination certificate to work at a school
The line of officers rushed to her home on Tuesday morning
Ms. Jeske will next appear in Mount Druitt District Court on September 14.
Her son Trent, a suspected member of the Alameddine crime group, also appeared in the same court on Wednesday on charges related to his alleged involvement in the network.
The 25-year-old will next appear in Fairfield Magistrates’ Court on September 14.
The mother was charged with dishonestly gaining financial advantage through deception, dealing with criminal assets of less than $100,000 and participating in a criminal group that contributed to criminal activity
Ms. Jeske, who covered her head with a Nike puffer jacket, is seen being led into a rice wagon