The former head of the Hells Angels released

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Salvatore Cazzetta, a former head of the Hells Angels who has been held since a raid police major conducted in November 2015, will be able to recover his provisional release.

The Crown informed the judge Daniel Royer, on Friday morning, that it was not opposed to the petition presented a few days ago by the influential biker. The judge of the superior Court then ordered his release, which will be done during the day.

Cazzetta is imprisoned at the prison of Rivière-des-Prairies since his arrest, on 19 November 2015, when projects of investigation Money and Mastiff.

These net hauls were carried out at the expense of the Hells, the mafia of montreal and the street gang for drug trafficking, gangsterism, possession of weapons and conspiracy to murder.

Charges withdrawn

Originally, the rider nicknamed “The Beard” was accused of conspiracy, gangsterism and the possession of stolen property of a sum of money from the sale of cocaine.

However, the charge of conspiracy was dropped by the prosecution and that of gangsterism, has been withdrawn following a decision by the same judge Royer, on July 27.

His lawyer, ms. Mylène Lareau, pleaded that if ever Cazzetta had to be found guilty of handling stolen goods at the end of his trial, where a verdict would be expected in march 2018, it will be “for all practical purposes, already served his sentence,” taking into account the period of provisional detention already passed.

It will be a long list of conditions to be complied with once out of prison, the prohibition to communicate with his co-accused and with all the members of the Hells Angels.

Salvatore Cazzetta, had already been denied his freedom in the winter of 2015-2016. He had undergone surgery in the heart a few weeks before being apprehended.

However, he seemed in top form on Friday morning during his court appearance was broadcast at the palais de justice of Montreal live from the prison of Rivière-des-Prairies, montréal.

Founder of the Rock Machine

The biker, a native of the district of Saint-Henri was the founder of the Rock Machine in the late 1980s after being part of the SS of Pointe-aux-Trembles in the sides of Maurice “Mom” Boucher, while the latter joined the Hells.

Cazzetta, however, was arrested, extradited to the United States and convicted of cocaine importation. He has done jail just before a deadly war breaks out between the two gangs in Quebec for the control of the drug market.

Upon his release, the two clans had made peace and joined the ranks of the Hells Angels, as several former members of the Rock Machine.

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