Pellet guns, Speedos, slippers: How to party like an Ibrahim

 

Fadi Ibrahim yells a message before he pulls the trigger: "Say hello to my little friend."

It's the line Al Pacino ­delivered in 1983 movie Scarface while dressed in an ­impeccable suit as he fired a grenade launcher mounted on a machine gun.

In 2017, when it was Fadi's turn, he wore black Speedos, little white slippers, and a headband that fit on the fashion spectrum somewhere ­between Rambo and Prince.

Fadi's mates cackled as they filmed his performance.

Fadi Ibrahim on holiday and living it up in Thailand.
Fadi Ibrahim on holiday and living it up in Thailand.

"Mimmo, motherf***ker, say hello to my little friend," Fadi shouted.

Fadi's 'target' was family friend Mim Salvato, who was hiding behind a pillar and armed with a less powerful pellet gun that was shaped like a pistol.

The video was one of a large number filmed on a boys-only holiday that showed confident, carefree men in late July 2017.

‘Say hello to my little friend.’ Fadi Ibrahim’s words before firing his pellet gun.
‘Say hello to my little friend.’ Fadi Ibrahim’s words before firing his pellet gun.

Little did they know, police had spent 18 months laying a trap.

Fadi, Michael and others would be arrested in a billion-dollar undercover sting just days later. The videos have now emerged as evidence in a number of criminal cases and have been tendered in court hearings relating to several co-accused.

Fadi Ibrahim without a worry in the world.
Fadi Ibrahim without a worry in the world.

Mr Salvato was not charged and there is no suggestion he was involved in ­illegal activity. The videos give a rare insight into life inside the Ibrahim clan.

They also show that ­despite barely surviving a shooting in 2009 and being the subject of several high profile court cases, Fadi Ibrahim still knows how to party.

On the holiday Fadi, his younger brother Michael and their friends were preparing to fly to a business meeting in Dubai, where police were waiting and Fadi and Michael were both to be arrested.

Michael Ibrahim and Mim Salvato wrestle on the poolside
Michael Ibrahim and Mim Salvato wrestle on the poolside

In May, Michael was jailed for 30 years after pleading guilty to smuggling almost two tonnes of drugs and millions of cigarettes into Australia.

Fadi will next year go to trial accused of dealing with money that was proceeds of crime. He is set to plead not guilty.

The video also shows Fadi taking centre stage on a Thailand mini bus, this time ­wearing a different coloured headband.

He looks down the barrel of the camera and sings a ­rendition of the Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers duet ­Islands In The Stream.

Fadi Ibrahim will stand trial next year.
Fadi Ibrahim will stand trial next year.

 

Michael Ibrahim has been sentenced to 30 years jail.
Michael Ibrahim has been sentenced to 30 years jail.

As Fadi performs the ­accompanying dance moves, the others on the bus laugh while Salvato urges him to "Take it, Fadi. Take it".

Back in his Speedos as the resort, Fadi was recorded strutting around the pool holding the pellet-firing gun with the pistol down the front of his Speedos while a shirtless Michael joked: "Hey Fadi, is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

When a shirtless Michael takes an accurate shot at a tree, Fadi said: "Have you been f**king practising? Look at this c***!"

 

Fadi Ibrahim will stand trial accused of dealing with proceeds of crime.
Fadi Ibrahim will stand trial accused of dealing with proceeds of crime.

 

Fadi Ibrahim later flew first class to Dubai before his arrest.
Fadi Ibrahim later flew first class to Dubai before his arrest.

Michael and Salvato also sumo-wrestle by a pool.

The final videos show the crew flying first-class to Dubai and partying and letting off party poppers at a Dubai nightclub where theme music from the Indiana Jones movies plays over the speakers.

Originally published as Pellet guns, Speedos, slippers: How to party like an Ibrahim



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