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Internal review of what went wrong in SharQc trial lays no specific blame

An internal administrative review by Quebec’s prosecutors bureau into how a murder trial involving members of the Hells Angels was aborted because the prosecution took too long to turn over evidence to defence lawyers lays no blame on any specific attorney. 

Instead, Annick Murphy, the head of the Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales (DPCP), attributes what happened to a “chain of events” involving different organizations involved in the case

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Charlottetown residents speak about having Hells Angels as neighbours

Richard Brown, MLA for the area, only one willing to have his name used in The Guardian story

 

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The knowledge that there is a Hells Angels club in a Charlottetown neighbourhood is already having an impact on its residents.

When The Guardian went door to door to speak with people in the area, everyone, whether they were worried or not, went to great lengths to make sure they would not be identified.

Richard Brown, who is also the MLA of District 12: Charlottetown-Victoria Park, was the only resident willing to go on record.

RELATED: Hells Angels set up shop in a Charlottetown residential neighbourhood

Brown said many anxious residents have approached him regarding this new presence in the neighbourhood.  

Sat
10
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Hells Angels set up shop in a Charlottetown residential neighbourhood

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A building in a residential area in Charlottetown went from being a skate sharpening shop to a laundromat to the first home of a Hells Angels club in the province.

The Hells Angels are the biggest motorcycle gang in country with 36 chapters across Canada.

P.E.I. has had an outlaw motorcycle gang presence since 2012 called the Bacchus Motorcycle Club. They have chapters in Alberton and Alliston.

There hasn’t been a Hells Angels presence, other than the occasional visit, until now.

The Charlottetown Polices Services recently became aware that a building on Fitzroy Street was purchased and turned into a clubhouse.

The new chapter in Charlottetown is considered to be a “hangaround club”. Becoming a hangaround member is the first step to becoming a Hells Angels. The next step is to become a prospect and then a full-patch  member.

Thu
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Dec
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Drug transaction idea a ruse, Hells Angel testifies

(video)--A Hells Angel on trial in Saskatoon for one count of drug trafficking testified Wednesday he led a police informant on about the idea of a cocaine deal so he could continue receiving opioids to feed his addiction.

Rob Allen’s trial began Monday in Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench after the 36-year-old was arrested as part of the January 2015 Project Forseti raids in Saskatchewan and Alberta. He was one of 14 people arrested.

Noel Harder, who officially signed up to be a police informant in the case in December 2014, testified during day one of the trial. He said in 2014 he and Allen were planning to move one kilogram of cocaine to Saskatoon from Hells Angels in Ontario. Harder would sell the cocaine, and although Allen would never be in direct contact with the drugs, he would receive a $5,000 cut, according to Harder.

Wed
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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.

Mon
05
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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.

Fri
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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."

Mon
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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.

Thu
17
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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.

Wed
16
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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.

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