Mick Hawi Sentenced over airport brawl

Mick Hawi Sentenced over airport brawl

Mick Hawi has been sentenced to at least three years jail for his role in the deadly Sydney airport brawl.

The former Comancheros president was immediately taken into custody after the sentencing, however he is eligible to apply for parole immediately meaning he could walk free within days.

His lawyers said they would commence the parole application immediately.

Justice Hoeben told a Sydney court the former bikie had showed remorse for his actions that led to the death of 29-year-old Anthony Zervas.

Zervas was hit with a bollard and stabbed at least three times at Sydney Airport in 2009.

Justice Hoeben said although Hawi did not play a physical role in the incident, he had effectively “authorised” the actions of the offenders responsible for the violent bashing.

The judge said Hawi’s involvement with the Comancheros remained “unclear” after the court heard he had been visited in jail by members.

The court also heard Hawi has not associated with the club since being released on bail and he insisted he wanted nothing to do with them.

Mick Hawi was sentenced to a maximum of 28 years in prison with a non-parole period of 21 last year after being convicted of murder.

He was later acquitted and pled guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.