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Client targeted needlessly, says lawyer

AAP logoAAP 22/09/2016 Ed Jackson

An alleged bikie gang member linked to NRL star Jarryd Hayne is being unnecessarily targeted by police, his lawyer claims.

Chris Bloomfield, 26, was fined $500 after pleading guilty to three counts of breaching his bail conditions at Southport Magistrates Court on Friday.

Bloomfield's arrest on Thursday by Taskforce Maxima officers, came less than two weeks after a social media video of the alleged Hell's Angels member with Mr Hayne emerged.

The court heard Bloomfield in July breached a bail condition that he not go within 500 metres of an international point of departure.

Bloomfield had bought a plane ticket to Melbourne from a counter at the Gold Coast Airport on July 1 and returned to the area two days later.

Bloomfield had been granted permission to travel to Melbourne to visit his sick grandmother but from the Brisbane Domestic Airport.

Bloomfield was fined $500 for those breaches.

A third breach of his bail occurred this month when Bloomfield failed to report to Broadbeach Police Station on September 12.

Magistrate Gary Finger accepted Bloomfield had provided evidence of a medical condition that had prevented him from going to the station on that day and no further punishment was recorded on that charge.

Bloomfield's lawyer, Adam Magill, said the charges were technical and minor and hardly warranted his client being arrested by senior officers on Thursday.

"They've (police) got to be seen to be in control and today was the opportunity to do that," Mr Magill said outside court.

"They're looking hard because he's come into the spotlight again and we find ourselves before the courts."

Bloomfield is on bail ahead of a sentencing hearing on an extortion charge.

Mr Hayne, whose association with Bloomfield is being investigated by the NRL integrity unit, denies knowing the former Gold Coast Titans under-20s player.

Magill said his client was sorry for the scrutiny the video had put Mr Hayne under.

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