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Alex Vella

Alessio Emmanuel "Alex" Vella (born 1954), or The Maltese Falcon, is a Maltese-Australian businessman, former boxer and National President of the ... More »Alessio Emmanuel "Alex" Vella (born 1954), or The Maltese Falcon, is a Maltese-Australian businessman, former boxer and National President of the Rebels Motorcycle Club. Despite having lived in Australia since the 1960s, he is not a citizen of the country. This caused visa problems when he was in Tokyo, Japan with his son Adam (also a boxer) for a boxing match. Vella was born into a strict Catholic family in Malta and was one of eleven children. His parents lived in a cave with no electricity and a well for water. He began work at the age of eight, carrying buckets of water on a building site for 30 cents a day, and is functionally illiterate. He and his family then moved to Australia in the 1960s and established a strawberry farm near Horsley Park, New South Wales. In his 20s, he sometimes worked two or three jobs at a time; as a bouncer, labourer and bricklayer. He also joined the Rebels Motorcycle Club while pursuing a promising career as a boxer; he eventually became the Maltese... [ Wikipedia ]

San Ġiljan, Neptunes ease to comfortable victories

San Ġiljan found little difficult to have the better of Valletta. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli Wins for San Ġiljan Sir Alex and Neptunes Emirates were on the cards when the two teams met Valletta United and Marsaxlokk yesterday afternoon. Any semblance of resistance from the City team...

Goals aplenty as Sliema and San Ġiljan cruise to victory

Sliema McDonald’s found little difficulty to have the better of Valletta United. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier The two matches of this weekend’s restrictive programme were re­solved in favour of Sliema McDo­nald’s and San Ġiljan Sir Alex at the expense of inferior opponents. In the first ...

Outlaw Motorcycle Gang bosses hit back at Oz's 'unfair' crackdown on bikies

In a rare move, the Rebel’s founder Alex Vella called an emergency press conference, claiming there’s no organised crime element to the group, and that police had overstated arrest figures. “My lawyers tell me it was only 77 (arrested),” Vella said, claiming most of the offences ...

Records bonanza for Maltese

The group of Maltese swimmers and coach Andy Colbourn (far right) in Berlin. The International Swimming Meet in Berlin this year has once again proved to be a breeding ground for records by the Maltese swimmers who participate in good numbers in this annual event. No fewer than 15 records were ...

Exiled bikie insider spills on gang war Local Gold Coast News

Rebels Australian boss Alex Vella has done well in keeping the Rebels under control and that accounts for the big four. It wouldn't surprise me if the QPS were already well along with doing the same to the Mongols and Bandidos. What did you lose by being an informant? What did you gain ...

Decision for use of heavy fuel oil at Delimara extension approved

The use of heavy fuel oil at the Delimara power station extension was approved by Mepa this afternoon with 10 votes in favour and Nationalist MP Ryan Callus and NGO representative Alex Vella voting against. Former Minister George Pullicino, who was among the public, said that had the ...

The trend-setters in the pool

(From left) Amy Micallef, Neil Muscat and Julian Harding have established themselves among the leading Maltese swimmers. Several Maltese swimmers have been hitting the headlines and as a result of their records they are setting the trend for other youngsters to follow. ALEX VELLA has more... ...

Vincent Cassar to chair Mepa board

The chosen representative was Alex Vella, a member of the Ramblers’ Association. To make up for the fact that the Mepa board has not met for the past two weeks, the new board will start meeting twice a week. The rest of the board is composed as follows: Paul Apap Bologna (a director of ...

Telstra BigPond News and Weather

Rebels Motorcycle Club national president Alex Vella will front the media on Saturday morning following police claims the Attero task force has so far made more than 330 arrests, leading to more than 500 charges being laid against Rebels members. Attero was formed in February to target ...

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Lawyers found liable for some of scam loss

The complex case dates back to 2005, when Angelo Caradonna, also known as Antonio or Tony Caradonna, launched a business venture with Rebels bikie gang boss Alex Vella to sell tickets to a boxing match between Anthony Mundine and Danny Green. They opened a joint bank account and ...

Few gang problems in Tas: Giddings

Tasmanian police raised concerns about Rebels motorcycle club leader Alex Vella buying up property in the state last year. The Australian Lawyers Alliance described the concerns as a "disturbing" push to have the state government introduce anti-association laws...

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