A former bikie boss with a popular social media following has angered the notorious Mokbel family and now has a ‘dog’ reputation amongst former allies, an underworld source claimed.
Toby Mitchell, 47, was expelled from the rapidly-growing Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang on April 1 over claims of disloyalty amid a power struggle inside the notorious club.
New allegations from a senior crime source have shed light on why the ‘Insta gangster’ was given the axe and where he could be headed to next with speculation he may try and link up with another bikie club the Lone Wolves.
New allegations from a senior source have shed light on why ‘Insta gangster’ Toby Mitchell (pictured), was axed from the Mongols
The most important allegations against Mitchell is that he associated with witnesses who testified in a case against Horty Mokbel, brother of convicted drug kingpin, Tony Mokbel (pictured)
The most important of several scathing allegations against Mitchell are that he associated with witnesses who testified in cases against a former gang member and also Horty Mokbel, brother of convicted drug kingpin, Tony Mokbel.
This has apparently angered the Mokbels, one of the most influential families in Melbourne’s crime scene in the past 25 years.
Tony Mokbel was sentenced to 30 years jail on drugs charges in 2012 but is trying to have that conviction overturned.
An underworld source told the Courier Mail that Mitchell, also a former Bandido, was now ‘scrambling’ to save his damaged reputation.
‘But how do you hold face when you’re running with dogs?’ the source said.
He called Mitchell ‘a dog’, a ‘d***head’ and ‘an embarrassment’.
Suleiman ‘Sam’ Abdulrahim (pictured let and with Jessika Power right), known in kickboxing circles as The Punisher, was ordered to hand in his Mongols colours
Former Mongols sergeant-at-arms Mark Balsillie (pictured centre) has also been thrown out of the club, following Toby Mitchell (pictured right
He referred to footage of Mitchell being knocked out by a homeless man in 2021, after instigating a fight with the vagrant.
Mitchell is understood to have infuriated Mongols hierarchy by exaggerating his importance in social media posts before they booted him from the club.
It is believed he claimed he was a Mongols Australian president, but instead he only led a local chapter in Melbourne.
Mitchell fraternizing with a witness who testified in a trial against Hortya Mokbel (pictured) angered the Mokbel family, one of the most influential dynasties in Melbourne’s crime scene in the past 25 years
A fierce power struggle is underway inside the Mongols outlaw motorcycle club in Australia
It is understood the Mitchell, Balsillie and Abdulrahim have no place in the Mongols’ new regime headed by national president Nick ‘The Knife’ Forbes (pictured)
While former boss Nick ‘The Knife’ Forbes was in prison is it understood Tyrone ‘Little Ty’ Bell was actually in charge.
But now out of jail Forbes is back in charge and has no place for Mitchell.
Mitchell has more than 335,000 followers on Instagram, and he regularly updates his social media account with photos of gym workouts, luxury cars and encounters with celebrities, including retired boxer Anthony Mundine and AFL legend Sam Newman.
Two weeks after Mitchell was expelled, two more senior Mongols were turfed out.
Sergeant-at-arms Mark Balsillie and Suleiman ‘Sam’ Abdulrahim, also known in kickboxing circles as The Punisher, were ordered to hand in their Mongol colours.
Balsillie and Abdulrahim were summoned to an urgent meeting with the gang’s new Queensland hierarchy on the Gold Coast where they were told they were out, the Herald Sun reported.
The Mokbel family is understood to be angered by the company that so-called ‘Insta gangster’ Toby Mitchell keeps
It is understood any chance Mitchell had of leading the Lone Wolf club is gone
In line with strict bikie traditions, Mitchell, Balsillie and Abdulrahim all have to immediately remove club tattoos if they are booted out – or face potentially fatal consequences.
There was speculation Mitchell could shift his allegiances to the Lone Wolf club – and possibly even lead it – after the death of its national president, Erkan ‘Eric the Wolf’ Keskin.
But the source said this would definitely not happen because the clubs cooperate and anyone considered an ‘enemy’ of the Mongols was also on the outer with the Lone Wolves.
The source also said Mitchell was in trouble’ because had been paying for protection while in prison but stopped paying after joining the Mongols.