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Former boss booted from Hells Angels

Maurice "Mom" Boucher

Maurice "Mom" Boucher while in prison, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. (archive)

 

MONTREAL — Former Hells Angels leader Maurice "Mom" Boucher is no longer associated with the notorious biker gang.

Sources have told QMI Agency the 60-year-old, who was known as one of Canada's most infamous criminals, was officially expelled from the gang.

Boucher, who is currently serving a 25-year sentence in a maximum security prison for the murder of two prison guards, learned he was kicked out of the gang in late March.

The decision to give Boucher the boot was reached at a recent East Coast meeting of the Hells Angels chapters. Sources tell QMI Agency these meetings are used as a forum for conflict resolution between different chapters.

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Ashfield: Bikers out in force for funeral of Hells Angel (slideshow)

An estimated 1,000 bikers descended on Ashfield to pay their respects at the funeral of a well-respected Hells Angels member on Friday.

Neil Mott, 53, of Sutton, was the Ashfield charter’s president at the time of his sudden death from a stroke.

He was a well-known figure around the world, having travelled extensively to events and helping to organise others.

“It was a fantastic send-off and if I had something half as good when my time comes then I would be happy,” said Ashfield Hells Angels’ vice president, Lee Smith.

“There were at least a thousand bikers in the funeral precession with people coming from as far away as South Africa and California in the USA to be there.

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City Commits $200 Grand for Policing Hell's Angels

The City of Cody and Cody Police Department are preparing for the arrival of the Hell's Angels this summer.

Police Chief Perry Rockvam met with Governor Mead and legislators this year. The department was requesting financial assistance from the state to cover the cost of adding extra law enforcement during the Angels' stay in late July, early August.

The last time the Hell's Angels were in Cody in 2006, the state committed $500,000 to cover extra patrol wages and overtime. Rockvam admits that the department did not learn until late that the Angels were coming this summer and is not near as prepared as it was eight years ago.

“The residents of the city don't want this event to be here,” said Rockvam. “However, we  can't tell them not to come. When (the Angels) do decide to make the community a place for them to visit it becomes an operation that we just have to manage.”

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Hundreds of bikers expected at Hells Angel's funeral

More than 1,000 bikers from all over the world are expected to turn out today to pay their respects to a Midland Hells Angel.

Neil Mott, aged 53, died of a stroke earlier this month. He was president of the Hells Angel group based in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Hundreds of bikers are expected to turn out for the funeral

Hundreds of bikers are expected to turn out for the funeral Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

The bikers will set off from the clubhouse at the Shoulder of Mutton in Sutton-in-Ashfield at around 10am for a ride around Ashfield before making their way to the cemetery.

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Hells Angels sue former mining boss for wrongful dismissal

Hells Angels sue former mining boss for wrongful dismissal

 

Three mine workers who lost their jobs because of their membership in the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club are suing their former boss and others for wrongful dismissal.

Photograph by: Tyler Brownbridge , The Windsor Star

 

Three mine workers who lost their jobs because of their membership in the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club are suing their former boss and others for wrongful dismissal.

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Hells Angels founder may testify at trial of man accused of Newton kidnapping

 
 
 
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Coroner’s report examines final minutes of René Charlebois’s life

Coroner’s report examines final minutes of René Charlebois’s life

 

Hells Angels Nomads Luc Bordeleau, left, and René Charlebois at the April 2000 funeral for murdered Nomad Normand ‘Bill’ Hamel.

 

A Quebec coroner’s report released this week describes the last minutes in the life of escaped convict René Charlebois, who shot himself with a 357 Magnum last autumn as police closed in.

Charlebois was the Hells Angels prisoner to whom former Montreal police detective Benoit Roberge gave insider information about ongoing investigations into organized crime.

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Hells Angels meet for annual memorial ride amid strong police presence (video)

About 80 Hells Angels and supporters met at the biker gang’s East Vancouver clubhouse Saturday for their annual memorial ride in honour of a full-patch member who was murdered in 1988.

Police officers on motorcycles and in unmarked cars were also on the scene monitoring the event.

East End chapter president John Bryce said he doesn’t know why there was such a big police presence.

“We don’t even need them here. We do it every year. I don’t know why there are so many of them here,” Bryce said.

He said the event was to commemorate all the Hells Angels’ fallen members, as well as those who’ve gone missing and presumed to have been murdered.

“Every year we get together - this is the 26th year and we just go to the graveyard and celebrate the life of the brothers who died,” Bryce said.

Bryce said the only thing to see was "us ride away into the sunset and the rain.”

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Hells Angel Jesse Bitz to stand trial in October for death threats

​Alleged that he threatened to kill mining company owner and his family

A Saskatoon member of the Hells Angels will stand trial this fall on charges he threatened to kill the owner of a local mining company.

Jesse Bitz will be tried at Court of Queen's Bench by judge alone in October. Two days have been set aside for the trial.

​Bitz is accused of eight counts of threatening to kill Leonard Banga, the owner of Xtreme Mining and Demolition. The pair had a dispute which led Banga to fire Bitz. That's when the alleged threats took place.

After firing Bitz, Banga went on to change his hiring guidelines. He then fired a handful of other Hells Angels on his workforce.

"This new hiring policy came into effect due to the matter currently before the courts, and industry expectations," Banga said outside court.

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EDITORIAL: Hells Angels seem to find comfort in Cody

Is it possible the Hells Angels are finding a comfortable summer home in Cody?

Our community’s hospitality and proximity to Sturgis are two factors that could be contributing to that, along with, oddly, the overwhelming law enforcement presence that greets the bikers here.

How else to explain the plans by the notorious motorcycle club to come to Cody in late July for a repeat visit. This is one club – law enforcement calls them a gang of organized criminals – that doesn’t tend to be a “see you next year” kind of organization. They ran into trouble in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Missoula, Mont., during events in the years before and after Cody and have not been back. While the Angels can be pretty good for the food and beverage industry, we don’t think the chambers of commerce in those communities have sent out delegations seeking to sign them up for a return engagement.

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