Crown closes case at Project Forseti trial

The Crown has closed its case after calling its only witness at the trial of Robert Allen, a Hells Angels member charged with trafficking cocaine.

Allen, 36, was arrested in connection with Project Forseti, the Saskatoon Police Service’s 15-month long drug and gun investigation targeting the Fallen Saints and Hells Angels motorcycle clubs.

Police hired Noel Harder, a former Saskatoon drug dealer, to work as a police agent as part of Project Forseti. The focus of the investigation was on organized crime; four or five Hells Angels members were included among the list of “targets,” Harder testified Wednesday.

The police agent had been on the stand at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench since the trial began Monday. He was cross-examined Wednesday morning.


Police agent testifies at first Project Forseti trial for Hells Angels member

A drug dealer turned police agent took the stand Monday for the first time in connection with Project Forseti, a months-long drug investigation that targeted the Hells Angels and Fallen Saints motorcycle clubs in Saskatoon. 

Noel Harder told court he arranged to get a kilogram of cocaine from Robert Allen, a full-patch Hells Angels member who is on trial, accused of trafficking cocaine between Sept. 1 and Dec. 15, 2014.

In his opening statement, federal prosecutor Doug Curliss said with Harder’s help, police intercepted text messages and recorded conversations between Harder and Allen. The information proves Allen offered to get large amounts of cocaine from Hells Angels associates in Ontario and give the product to Harder to distribute, Curliss said.


Rock Machine biker gang member shot dead in Vaudreuil-Dorion

Victims' bodies were found in a field behind house in rural area

Quebec provincial police have identified one of the victims in a Vaudreuil-Dorion double homicide as Rock Machine member Joseph "Fuego" Fluet.

Fluet, 45, was one of two men who were shot and killed yesterday afternoon in a field behind a home on Montée d'Alstonvale.

The Sûreté du Québec still hasn't determined whether there is a link between Fluet and the other victim, who was also in his 40s.

Jackie Nadeau lives in a home with a clear view of the field where the two men were shot. She moved to the neighbourhood two months ago.

"I heard three shots. It was scary. Police started to come everywhere, all day," she said. "It was just nerve-wracking because we figured it had to be murder. There were so many people, so many ambulances."


RCMP counter-terrorism officer found guilty in ‘disturbing’ child abuse case

OTTAWA – An Ottawa judge found a suspended RCMP counter-terrorism officer guilty on a raft of assault charges Monday after hearing how the accused chained up his 11-year-old son in the basement and tormented him with a barbeque lighter.

The 44-year-old man, who cannot be identified, was convicted of two counts of aggravated assault, sexual assault causing bodily harm, unlawful confinement, assault, failing to provide the necessaries of life and a range of firearms offences.

He was charged after his emaciated son was found by a neighbour.


The boy’s stepmother was also found guilty of assault and failing to provide the necessaries of life. She faces a sentencing hearing on Dec. 2, but no such date was immediately set for the father

The two sat expressionless in the courtroom as the judgment was read. Justice Robert Maranger revoked bail for both after the verdict and they were led away in handcuffs.


Hells Angels member charged with assault after fight at Ontario strip club: police

Police say a Hells Angels member has been charged with assault in connection with an altercation at a Niagara Falls, Ont., strip club earlier this week.

Niagara Regional Police responded to the Sundowner Club, located at 8870 Lundy’s Lane, after a report that two men had assaulted another man Sunday.

READ MORE: Hamilton brothers get life sentence for ‘vigilante’-style killing of ex-Hells Angel


Police said the man was injured in the assault and required medical treatment but did not elaborate on the extent of his injuries.

Niagara police and the Ontario Provincial Police Biker Enforcement Unit then executed a search warrant Tuesday at a home in Hamilton, Ont.


Gang Member, Accused Murderer, Potter Back in Court Today

A motorcycle gang member charged in the death of Dale Porter is scheduled to appear in court at Harbour Grace today.

53-year-old Al Potter is facing a charge of second degree murder in Porter's death two years ago in North River.

Potter is charged along with 35-year-old Daniel Leonard in Porter's death.

Both Potter and Leonard are members of the Vikings motorcycle gang. Both men were charged in connection with a larger police investigation dubbed Operation Bombard, that resulted in twelve arrests and 58 charges related to illegal gang activity.

Police says Porter, the victim, had no associations with illegal gang activity.


Judge allows unusual evidence for biker gang trial

A Nova Scotia judge has allowed prosecutors to employ a little-used type of evidence in an attempt to prove the Bacchus Motorcycle Club is a criminal organization.

A Nova Scotia judge has allowed prosecutors to employ a little-used type of evidence in an attempt to prove the Bacchus Motorcycle Club is a criminal organization.

Normally, extrinsic evidence — something that shows similar misconduct — isn’t allowed at trial. But, in a decision released Monday, Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Peter Rosinski ruled it will be permitted in the case against Duayne Jamie Howe, Patrick Michael James and David John Pearce, three alleged Bacchus members facing charges of uttering threats and intimidation to protect their territory.

“I conclude that the probative value of the proposed evidence outweighs any prejudicial effect on the fair trial rights of Mr. James, and that this is also true in relation to Mssrs. Howe and Pearce,” Rosinski said.


Hundreds attend Vancouver funeral Saturday for slain Hells Angel Bob Green


They came on Harleys, in cars, in trucks and in stretch limos.

Hundreds braved the miserable weather to pay tribute to slain Hells Angel Bob Green at a memorial service in South Vancouver, Saturday.

Many of his Hells Angels brethren rode in procession along Vancouver streets, arriving at the Fraserview Hall just before 1 p.m. in heavy rain.

Others, including Green’s family, arrived at the hall on Fraser Street at Marine Drive in limousines.

They hugged, shook hands and firmly patted each other’s backs outside as music blared from a loudspeaker out of the hall’s upper balcony doors.

“He’s got the rings and the colours. He has the wind in his hair. He goes running with the brothers, he’s got a fist in the air,” one song bellowed. “Going to the run, forever angel.”


Funeral for notorious Hells Angel to be held in Vancouver

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Expect to see a large contingent of Hells Angels on Lower Mainland roads today.

The funeral for former gang member Bob Green is being held in southeast Vancouver this afternoon, and a massive line of motorcyclists is expected to proceed to the memorial.

Green was found murdered in Langley two weeks ago.

The 56-year-old had long ties with the motorcycle gang, reportedly being a member for more than 20 years.

There is expected to be a heavy police presence at the Fraserview Hall for the service at 1:00 p.m. NEWS 1130 will have a reporter there.


Burnaby shooting victim identified as Hells Angels prospect

As police investigate the discovery of a dismembered body on Robertson Crescent in North Langley Wednesday morning, the Vancouver Sun’s Kim Bolan is reporting the man wounded in a targeting shooting in Burnaby hours earlier is a Hells Angels prospect.

Sources have confirmed to her the Burnaby victim is 43-year-old Mohammed Rafiq, whose car smashed into a house in the 6000-Block of Broadway Avenue at 1 AM.

This all follows the killing of high-profile Hells Angel Bob Green, who was shot to death in Langley on October 16th.

Read more:  IHIT: Burnaby man killed in Langley had ties to Hells Angels

A member of the another gang, Jason Francis Wallace, has been charged with second-degree murder in Green’s killing.