Queensland Police’s Maxima anti-bikie taskforce raided the Phoenix Global offices earlier this year after stumbling upon links between the company and associates of outlaw motorcycle clubs under investigation for fraud.

Officers from the Queensland Police’s Maxima anti-bikie taskforce raided the Phoenix Global offices earlier this year after stumbling upon links between the company and associates of outlaw motorcycle clubs under investigation for fraud.

Zach Featherstone works for Phoenix Global, his father's Southport-based private investigation company. (ABC News) image www.intelagencies.com

The probe was handed to the CCC because of suspicions that Mr Featherstone may have been protected by serving or former police officers, and because of the body’s expertise in forensic accounting.

The ABC understands investigators are also examining possible links to senior Mongols enforcer Nick “The Knife” Forbes and Mongols associate Jason Trouchet.

Mr Forbes triggered a riot at a kickboxing tournament in Pacific Pines in the Gold Coast hinterland in 2006 in which a rival bikie was shot, an incident known as the “Ballroom Blitz”.

Mr Trouchet is alleged to have been the target of a bikie brawl at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast in September 2013 that helped spark the Queensland Government’s controversial crackdown on bikie gangs.

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Both men were previously associated with the Finks motorcycle club.

Trail leads officers to NSW crime figure

The US-based Mongols motorcycle club took over the Australia-based chapters of the Finks in a so-called patch-over last year.

Another trail has led investigators to Sydney and a significant organised crime figure.

A senior NSW law enforcement official has told the ABC this person has been linked to drugs from cannabis to heroin, has close ties to outlaw motorcycle gangs, and was a suspect in two underworld murders.

The official also said the man had been a regular visitor to the Gold Coast.

The ABC knows the man’s identity but has chosen not to make it public.

The Crime and Corruption Commission declined to comment on interstate leads, telling the ABC only that its investigation was ongoing.

It is understood CCC investigators have several months of work ahead of them analysing evidence before any arrests are likely.

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