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Repentigny police officer arrested in raids targeting Hells Angels in Quebec

Michel "Sky" Langlois, a founding member of the biker gang's Quebec chapter, also was taken into custody

Police carrying out a series of raids targeting the Hells Angels in various parts of Quebec on Tuesday arrested more than 60 people, including a member of the Repentigny police who is alleged to have acted as a courier for a drug trafficking network. 

Captain Guy Lapointe, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec said Carl Ranger, a member of the Repentigny police force, was among the 63 people arrested in Project Objection, an investigation of several members of the biker gang. 

“The investigation revealed that Carl Ranger (allegedly) acted as a courier for one of the distribution networks,” Lapointe said.  

Ranger faces charges of breach of trust, credit card fraud as well as trafficking in methamphetamine and cocaine. 

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Hells Angels an 'extraordinarily sophisticated entity,' civil forfeiture trial told

The Hells Angels “are an extraordinarily sophisticated entity” fighting to preserve their brand to help members around the world commit criminal acts, a lawyer representing the B.C. government said Monday.

Brent Olthuis told B.C. Supreme Court that three B.C. biker clubhouses should be forfeited to the government because they would likely be used to commit crimes if the bikers are allowed to maintain control of them.

After more than a decade, the director of civil forfeiture’s lawsuit against the Hells Angels finally got underway before Justice Barry Davies at the Vancouver Law Courts on Monday.

It all started in November 2007 when police raided the Hells Angels’ Nanaimo clubhouse, which became the subject of the first civil forfeiture action. In 2012, the government agency filed suits to get clubhouses of the East End and Kelowna chapters forfeited as well.

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Hells Angels procession through Peninsula catches eyes

Police monitor South Surrey funeral service
 

A procession of more than two dozen Hells Angels caught the attention of Semiahmoo Peninsula residents Saturday afternoon, when they rolled along the South Surrey-White Rock border around 4 p.m.

Police say the motorcyclists were en route to a funeral for a club member at Victory Memorial ParkFuneral Centre in South Surrey.

One Peace Arch News reader described the procession as “quite the sendoff.”

And while others commented that the pronounced presence made them nervous, Surrey RCMP Sgt. Chad Grieg said it posed no threat.

“We were just monitoring the situation… to ensure public safety,” Grieg said.

“There was no problems. None at all.”

 

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Hells Angels civil-forfeiture trial finally set to begin in B.C. Supreme Court

More than a decade after British Columbia’s Civil Forfeiture Office moved on a Hells Angels clubhouse in the Vancouver Island city of Nanaimo, the trial that could reshape the way the government agency operates is finally set to begin.

The office, which has netted more than $80-million in property since it opened its doors in 2006, plans to argue the clubhouse − as well as Hells Angels clubhouses in Vancouver and Kelowna that have been added to the case − are likely to be used to commit crimes in the future. The office has said the Hells Angels have a violent reputation and commit serious offences for their benefit.

Lawyers for the Hells Angels are expected to counter that a section of the province’s civil-forfeiture legislation is unconstitutional and the B.C. government has created a new criminal process that lacks the presumption of innocence and the right against self-incrimination.

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Hells Angel facing B.C. civil forfeiture suit dies of suspected overdose

A member of the West Point Hells Angels died of a suspected overdose last week while in the middle of a court case with the B.C. Civil Forfeiture office.

Lukasz Cimoszko, 36, was found dead near Barriere, RCMP Sgt. Janelle Shoihet confirmed Monday.

She said there was nothing suspicious about the death and the B.C. Coroners Service is leading the investigation.

Coroners’ spokesman Andy Watson said he couldn’t comment. 

Social media tribute to Hells Angel Lukasz Cimoszko, centre, who died last week. Also pictured is Hells Angel Bob Green, left, who was shot to death in October 2016 and Hells Angel Bjorn Sylvest, who died in July 2016 while house boating on Shuswap Lake.

Social media tributes were pouring in for Cimoszko, who became a full-patch member of the notorious biker gang in 2012.

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Ex-Hells Angels chief 'Mom' Boucher pleads guilty to prison-hatched murder plot

Boucher admits to conspiring to murder high-ranking mafioso Raynald Desjardins

Ex-Hells Angels chief Maurice "Mom" Boucher has pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder a high-ranking Mafia member while both men were behind bars.

Boucher entered the plea Tuesday at the Gouin courthouse, Quebec's Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions confirmed. Jury selection for the trial was set to begin next week.

Boucher plotted to have Raynald Desjardins, a rival in the criminal underworld, killed by another person while they were serving time in separate institutions. The plan never came to fruition.

According to an agreed statement of facts, Boucher conspired with two accomplices to have Desjardins assassinated at the Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines penitentiary in 2015.

Desjardins's case was subject to delays, however, and he wasn't transferred to a federal penitentiary until the next year.

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Inquiry begins into Calgary police conduct after arrest of Hells Angel

2 arresting officers ultimately cleared of wrongdoing in 2008 incident

A special hearing looking into the circumstances surrounding the 2008 arrest of a known biker gang member that resulted in two Calgary police officers facing charges will hear from 15 witnesses, including the ex-police chief Rick Hanson.

The five-day inquiry is looking into the actions of Const. Brant Derrick and Sgt. Les Kaminski, who were charged with assault in the arrest of Jason Arkinstall, a member of the Hells Angels.

Kaminski was later charged with perjury relating to Arkinstall's trial.

It was alleged the officers used excessive force during Arkinstall's arrest.

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Manitoba Hells Angels target businesses by posting 1-star reviews

Hotel and restaurant policy bans gang colours and paraphernalia

When the president of the Manitoba Nomads, a chapter of the outlaw motorcycle gang the Hells Angels, heard his members had been turned away from a hotel for wearing their trademark logos, he called on them to boycott the business.

They obeyed Dale Kelland in droves.

On March 27, supporters took to social media to express their displeasure with the Marion Hotel. When the small Winnipeg business removed its Facebook page, the bikers and their friends turned their attention to the Marion Street Eatery, the restaurant in the hotel.

Within 24 hours hundreds of people, most of them from outside Canada, posted one-star reviews on the restaurant's Facebook page, reducing its 4.5-star reputation to three stars overnight. 

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Trial of Hells Angel Robin Moulton and 'known associate' set for February

3 weeks set aside for trial of Moulton and Marie Antonette Bugay on numerous drugs, weapons offences

The trial of a Fredericton man identified by RCMP as a full-patch member of the Hells Angels and one of his "known associates" has been scheduled for next year.

Robin Moulton, 48, and Marie Antonette Bugay, 40, also of Fredericton, will stand trial together on numerous drugs and weapons-related offences in Woodstock's Court of Queen's Bench, starting on Feb. 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Three weeks have been set aside for the judge-alone trial.

Their defence lawyers had requested the trial be held in Woodstock — the same courthouse a judge previously expressed security concerns about. The Crown did not object.

A pre-trial conference will be held on July 24 at 9:30 a.m.

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Motorcycle Gang Members Enter Not Guilty Pleas to 17 Charges

Three outlaw motorcycle gang members are heading to trial by judge and jury in connection to a massive 2016 drug bust.

Vincent A. Leonard, Wayne Johnson and James Curran are facing 17 charges including participating in an criminal organization, possession and trafficking in a controlled substance. This morning in Supreme Court, the men stood and entered not guilty pleas to each count.

Nearly a dozen people were arrested back in September of 2016 as part of Operation Bombard—a drug bust targeting an outlaw motorcycle gang.

The trial has been set for five-weeks beginning January 15, 2019.

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