A man alleged to have been chosen by a Melbourne gangland figure to take out two of his rivals has been identified after he was given bail.
Joshua Fuller, 31, a member of the Notorious Crime Family – or ‘NCF’ – gang was reportedly alleged by police in Ringwood Magistrates’ Court as having been contracted by jailed NCF boss George Marrogi to shoot two men.
It came after Marrogi discovered a kill contract had been taken out on his brother, Jesse Marrogi, the court heard.
The court heard that police alleged Fuller was to be paid $150,000 by George Marrogi to shoot the two men by April 24.
Jesse Marrogi is believed to have left Australia with his girlfriend Sabrine Maghnie, the daughter of murdered underworld figure Nabil Maghnie. Their whereabouts currently unknown.
The allegations against Fuller by Victoria Police came to light in the Herald Sun on Friday as he was bailed on charges of failing to comply with a direction to assist police by not providing passcodes on Tuesday.
Despite the police allegations aired in court, Fuller has not been charged with any offence.
Joshua Fuller (pictured), 31, a member of Melbourne’s Notorious Crime Family – or ‘NCF’ – gang is alleged by police in court to have been chosen by jailed NCF boss George Marrogi to shoot two men by April 24
Jailed Notorious Crime Family boss George Marrogi (pictured) is alleged in court to have contracted Ringwood North man Joshua Fuller to kill two of his rivals for a price of $150,000
Fuller had been arrested with a 27-year-old man from Mickleham on suspected conspiracy to kill, but neither man was charged with the crime.
Marrogi is currently in Victoria’s Barwon prison after being sentenced to 32 years imprisonment on April 29 for shooting dead drug dealer Kadir Ors outside Campbellfield Plaza on September 26, 2016.
The 33-year-old must serve at least 27 years before he is eligible for parole.
Earlier this year Australian Federal Police in court accused Marrogi of continuing to run a drug syndicate while behind bars. Police allege Marrogi pretended to be speaking to his lawyer but was in fact conducting a criminal enterprise through his girlfriend, Antonietta Mannella, in coded phone calls.
Marrogi was subsequently charged with importing 56kg of methamphetamine and 13kg of heroin while in jail.
His girlfriend Manella also face charges of importing a commercial quantity of border-controlled drugs and is due to face court in August.
Marrogi is alleged to have ordered two rivals to be shot after discovering a kill contract had been taken out on his brother, Jesse Marrogi (left). Jesse has since disappeared with his girlfriend Sabrine Maghnie (right), the daughter of murdered gangster Nabil Maghnie, and is believed to be no longer in Australia
On Tuesday the court reportedly heard it was Mannella who gave Fuller $50,000 as down payment for the planned murders on behalf of Marrogi.
Fuller was then arrested at his Ringwood North home on April 5 as police seized $50,000 cash, knuckledusters and prescription drugs.
Police allege Marrogi told Fuller he should ‘not worry’ about losing the cash and that Fuller had done ‘reconnaissance’ on the targets.
‘One can be shot and the other can come out and they can be shot,’ police allege George Marrogi told Fuller.
Fuller’s bail conditions include remaining at his Ringwood North home, observing a 9pm-5am curfew, and refraining from calling or associating with Marrogi and Mannella directly or indirectly. He must also use only one phone, to which he must provide access to police.