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Jun
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More than 150 bikers rally in front of Province House

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A group of bikers from across the Atlantic Provinces took a unified stand against what they described as “unconstitutional treatment” by the P.E.I. government this weekend.

The Atlantic Confederation of Clubs’ (ACC) Unity Ride, which began in Amherst, N.S., ended with a rally of more than 150 bikers in front of Charlottetown’s province on Saturday.

We’re here to show everyone we’re not monsters and criminals, as some may try and convince you otherwise

Stephen Wallace, ACC chairman

ACC chairman Stephen Wallace said the rally aimed to address issues and raise awareness around biker discrimination and profiling, legislation and traffic laws while also promoting motorcycle safety.

Wed
31
May
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Hells Angels targeted by major police raid in Trois-Rivières region

The Trois-Rivières chapter of the Hells Angels and one of its affiliate clubs was the target Wednesday morning of a major police raid involving 200 police officers from the Sûreté du Québec and other local police departments.

Thus far, 20 raids have been carried out and 30 arrests are expected to be executed.

Paul Magnan, a 54-year-old member of the Hells Angels Trois-Rivières chapter and whom police allege was the head of a major drug distribution ring, has been arrested.

Police allege that members of the Deimos Crew, a Hells Angels affiliate, had, under Magnan, been in control of the illegal drug market in several municipalities including Trois-Rivières, Shawinigan and Portneuf.

Magnan, a resident of Saint-Alban, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon and face multiple charges.

Sat
27
May
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Two more Fallen Saints members plead guilty to criminal organization offences

Two members of the Fallen Saints Motorcycle Club have pleaded guilty to organized crime charges laid in 2015 following an investigation targeting the Fallen Saints and Hells Angels.

On Friday, Ryan William Hillman and Armand Leigh Hounjet pleaded guilty to participating in an assault on Travis Miles for the purpose of enhancing a criminal organization. Court has heard Miles was an affiliate member of the Fallen Saints who was beaten as part of a “disciplinary matter” for lying. 

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Hounjet pleaded guilty to an additional charge of recruitment to a criminal organization in Saskatoon and Prince Albert between November 2014 and January 2015.

Thu
11
May
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10 Hells Angels members arrested during Langford traffic stop

West Shore RCMP arrested 10 Hells Angels members during a traffic stop in Langford  May 6th.  Officers stopped a limousine on Highway 1 near Leigh Rd after it was observed violating the motor vehicle act.

The limo was participating in the gang's annual "Zeke Run" which is a gathering of members from across the province for a Nanaimo to Victoria ride in memory of one of their own, Edward "Zeke" Mikle, who disappeared in May 1993.  

Const. Alex Berube says all occupants were arrested and a search turned up a loaded handgun with several loaded magazines and various suspected drugs -- such as cocaine, marijuana and pills.

Wed
10
May
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RCMP stand by murder charge after accused offered new theory in letter before killing self

Police believe John MacAulay murdered the Outlaws Motorcycle Club member despite letter saying otherwise

RCMP say the investigation into the death of Outlaws Motorcycle Club member Norman Playter in Saskatoon is closed.

Sgt. Earl LeBlanc says investigators stand by the murder charge laid against John MacAulay, another member of the same bike club.

MacAulay killed himself while on remand at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre in March 2016. Hours before he died, MacAulay sent a letter to his lawyer describing what he claimed happened to Playter — and it wasn't that he killed him.

LeBlanc said RCMP considered the allegations.

"We were aware of the contents of the letter," he said.

"The investigation is currently complete, as the accused is now deceased."

Tue
09
May
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Allen sentenced to one year for cocaine-trafficking conviction

A Saskatoon Hells Angels member arrested in the Project Forseti raids and convicted of trafficking cocaine is heading to jail for a year.

Rob Allen was handed the one-year sentence Tuesday afternoon at Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench.

The 36-year-old was one of 14 people arrested in 2015 as part of an investigation into organized crime that saw police raid nearly 20 properties across Saskatchewan and Alberta. He was convicted in February.

His punishment is less than what Justice Grant Currie, who issued the sentence, says is typical of cocaine-trafficking convictions. The typical sentence is 18 months to four years.

Thu
04
May
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Warlocks biker testifies he needed protection at time of weapons raid

A former member of the Drayton Valley chapter of the Warlocks motorcycle club on trial for weapon and drug possession testified Thursday that he only joined the gang out of fear for his life.

Dean McKnight, 44, took the stand to answer questions that his lawyer told the court revealed his “state of mind” when police carried out a raid on his residence and vehicles. He was arrested on March 21, 2014 in Drayton Valley after police obtained permission to execute a search warrant on McKnight’s residence and vehicles amid concerns about heightening tensions between the Warlocks and two other groups — the Hells Angels and its “puppet” club the Dirty Few.

At the time, investigators said they seized a loaded handgun, six rifles, 273 rounds of ammunition, one kilogram of marijuana, 200 prescription pills and more than $6,000 in cash.

Wed
03
May
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Judge reserves sentencing decision for Hells Angel Rob Allen convicted of cocaine trafficking

Conviction resulted from massive police investigation known as Project Forseti

A judge has reserved his sentencing decision for Hells Angel Rob Allen who was convicted of cocaine trafficking in February.

The conviction of the 36-year-old resulted from the massive police investigation known as Project Forseti. More than a dozen homes and businesses were raided across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Drugs, weapons and cash were seized. Dozens of charges were laid.

Tue
25
Apr
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'Proud' Darksider biker fires back at Bathurst mayor for 'fearmongering'

Dominic Doucet responds to Paolo Fongemie's calls for province to ban biker clubs associated with crime

A member of the Darksiders North Shore Motorcycle Club in Bathurst is firing back in response to Mayor Paolo Fongemie's calls Monday for the provincial government to introduce legislation banning biker clubs that are associated with criminal activity.

Club members had declined to be interviewed, but in a letter Tuesday addressed to the mayor, city council, citizens of Bathurst and surrounding areas, Dominic Doucet, who identifies himself as a "proud Darksider Motorcycle Club member," said he felt compelled to write to "correct some … false comments" Fongemie made to the media.

Doucet pointed to Fongemie's statements that the use of "MC" for Motorcycle Club on the members' jackets indicated an affiliation with the Hells Angels, and that the club was trying to recruit local young men in high school and college.

Tue
18
Apr
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Ex-fiancée of Clint McLaughlin testifies at his gun trial in Saskatoon

The woman Clint James McLaughlin is in prison for kidnapping and beating in 2014 testified Tuesday at his gun trial in Saskatoon. 

From behind a witness shield, Mariana Cracogna said McLaughlin, who lived with her at the time, called Noel Harder to pick up guns from her garage on March 28, 2014. She said she opened the garage for Harder and watched him pull out two black bags that were stored in the attic. 

Cracogna said she didn’t see what was inside, other than a glimpse of what she thought were long guns in a partially-opened bag. 

At the time, McLaughlin and Harder were members of the Fallen Saints Motorcycle Club — a support club for the Hells Angels, court has heard. Police had surveillance on both men in connection with Project Forseti, a drug and gun investigation targeting biker clubs and their alleged connection to organized crime in Saskatchewan. 

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