Rock Machine boss one of two facing weapons charges after arrest in Casselman

Rock Machine motorcycle gang boss Jean-François Émard is one of two men facing weapons charges after Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of two men in an altercation at a Casselman bar on Friday night.

Émard, 39, of Casselman faces charges of possession of loaded prohibited or restricted handgun; carrying a concealed weapon; obstruction of a peace officer; failure to comply with a probation order; and knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Pascal Carrier, 47, of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que., is charged with possession of loaded prohibited or restricted handgun; obstruction of a peace officer; and unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.

They are to appear in a L’Orignal court on Monday.


Hell’s Angels leader sent to prison on weapons, assault charges

A court in Alkmaar sentenced Lysander de R., president of the Haarlem chapter of the Hell’s Angels, to 2.5 years in prison on Friday. He was found guilty of illegal firearm possession and assault, reports.

De R.’s father-in-law, Frits P., was also sentenced to 2.5 years in prison on the same charges. The Public Prosecutor demanded three years against them. Their lawyers said they will appeal against the sentence.

This case involves an arsenal of weapons found in P.’s shed in Haarlem in September 2014. The arsenal included a missile launcher, a grenade, a machine gun, a firearm, ammunition and stolen goods. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team had to be called in to defuse the grenade and rocket launcher.

De R. is also accused of firearms trafficking and attempted aggravated assault for a fight in a bar in Heemskerk in which several people were injured.


Bandidos members to gather in far north Queensland for president's funeral

Police say they are well-prepared for the funeral of a high-ranking former Bandido which is expected to attract up to 100 outlaw motorcycle gang members to far north Queensland this weekend.

The one-time president of the club's Mission Beach chapter, Maxwell Patrick Geary, 52, died last week after his station wagon veered off the Palmerston Highway near Millaa Millaa and went down a steep embankment and crashed.

Mr Geary was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment for drug trafficking in 2001.

In 2014, he was given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to possessing a weapon and ordering the theft of two jet skis.

The court heard Mr Geary had left the Bandidos by then to work in the banana industry.

Detective Inspector Geoff Marsh said Mr Geary's funeral and wake were being held on a private property at Mission Beach on Saturday.

He said police were expecting between 60 to 100 Bandidos from chapters around Australia to attend.


4 accused in Portland for biker gang murder

 (video)--PORTLAND, Ore. -- Four men have been accused of murdering a motorcycle gang member whose body was found by loggers in Clark County last July.

Two of the men were already in custody on unrelated charges.

The victim, 56-year-old Robert Lee Huggins, was a member of the Gypsy Jokers motorcycle gang, based on tattoos on his body, Portland police detective Jim Lawrence told the Columbian newspaper.

Huggins was last seen on June 30. He was kidnapped in Northeast Portland. His body was found a day later, Lawrence told the newspaper.

Lawrence said Huggins died "a horrible death," but declined to elaborate. An autopsy determined Huggins died of homicidal violence, the Columbian reported.


Biker Bob Pammett gets year in jail for perjury in Peterborough

LINDSAY - Former Outlaws, Loners and Bandidos Motorcycle Club member Robert (Bob) Pammett will spend the next year in jail for lying when he took the stand during the assault trial of fellow biker and son-in-law Pierre Aragon in April 2015.

The 66-year-old waved goodbye to two supporters, including his common-law wife, as he was taken into custody just before 1 p.m. Tuesday following the decision from Madam Justice Lisa Cameron in Lindsay's Ontario Court of Justice.

One year in custody was “the most appropriate” sentence, the judge said, explaining how it balances all of the factors in the case. Deterrence and denunciation were primary in the sentence, while rehabilitation was also a factor, she said.

“There is no getting around the fact that perjury is a very serious offence.... It strikes at the heart of the administration of justice,” she said, pointing out how Pammett had a chance to reconsider what he had done “and stop playing games, but he didn't.”


Former bikie deported from New Zealand 'cut ties to Rebels in 2009'

Australian with no criminal history handcuffed and flown home because federal police intelligence tied him to gang he left seven years earlier after ‘nightmare’ of intimidation

A truck driver and his family say their first overseas trip led to his “unjustified” arrest and deportation because Australian federal police intelligence tied him to a bikie gang he left in harrowing circumstances seven years earlier.

David Paul, who travelled with his family to New Zealand to watch a rugby tournament in February, was handcuffed on arrival, held in a cell then flown home.

Paul has no criminal history but was refused entry to New Zealand because of AFP advice he was a member of the Rebels motorcycle club, immigration and police officers in Auckland told the family.



Outlaws biker gang member convicted of shooting pub DJ in the face

Victim has had bullet lodged in brain after attack in car park

(video)--A member of the Outlaws motorcycle gang has been convicted of shooting a former pub DJ in the face.

Anthony Stephens was found guilty of the unlawful wounding of victim Darren Smith - leaving him with a bullet lodged in his brain for the last 20 years.

A jury at Warwick Crown Court found Stephens, 47, Cranberry Road, Tile Cross, Birmingham innocent of attempted murder and wounding with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Stephens, who was jailed for three years, was found guilty of unlawful wounding.

Although the shooting at the Plough pub in London Road, Coventry, took place in 1996, Stephens was not arrested for more than 17 years, after moving to Dublin.



Police hunting for witnesses to fatal crash involving FNQ bikie boss

A NOTORIOUS Far North bikie club boss who spent 10 years behind bars for drug trafficking has died in a car crash.

Bandido Maxwell Patrick Geary, 52, was driving in heavy rain on the Palmerston Highway when he lost control and rolled down an embankment.

A 22-year-old passenger managed to crawl from the wreckage and wave down a passing motorist for help, but Mr Geary was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Word of his death was spreading quickly through the outlaw club with a member from the Kiel chapter in Germany posting on the worldwide club website.

“Our deepest condolences to Bandidos MC Australia, family and friends, for the loss of Bandido Pat 1%er,” the post said.

“Gone but never forgotten. Love, loyalty and respect.”


Most charges dismissed in alleged motorcycle gang stabbing

Criminal charges have been dismissed against one man and all but one charge dismissed against another in connection with a stabbing involving alleged members of the Hells Angels and Mongols motorcycle gangs.

Felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a gun, participating in a criminal street gang and being an accessory to a crime were dismissed against 55-year-old Michael Blackwood, court records show.

Assault with a deadly weapon and gang participation charges were also dismissed against Jonathan Smith, but he’s now charged with committing a crime on behalf of a gang. Both men are accused of having connections to the Hells Angels.

Police alleged Smith, 40, and Blackwood were in a red pickup following an unnamed member of the rival Mongols on eastbound Rosedale Highway the afternoon of Jan. 26.


Former motorcycle gang member tells jury he did not shoot DJ outside Coventry pub

Anthony Stephens said he didn't know he was wanted in connection with the incident until 17 years later

A former member of the Outlaws motorcycle group raised his hands towards his head and ducked in the witness box as he told a jury of his reaction to a shot outside a Coventry pub.

And Anthony Stephens insisted during his evidence at Warwick Crown Court that it was not him who had fired the shot which left a bullet in the victim’s brain.

Stephens, aged 48, formerly of Cranberry Road, Tile Cross, Birmingham, but who moved Dublin, denies the attempted murder of Darren Smith in October 1996.


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