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Clandestine Hells Angels recordings played at civil forfeiture trial

(video) --- Clandestine recordings of Hells Angels from a 2004 police investigation were played Tuesday at the civil forfeiture trial between the B.C. government and the biker gang.

Former police agent Micheal Plante recalled in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday some of the conversations he had with Hells Angels about their conflicts and crimes more than 14 years ago.

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Hells Angel Chad Wilson recalled 'terror' he felt before shootout with rivals

(video) --- The man murdered Sunday in Maple Ridge was involved in 2006 gunfight with members of the Outlaw gang in South Dakota
 

Hells Angel Chad Wilson got nervous when he noticed the ball cap of “a big burly dude” entering the convenience store where he was looking at souvenir fridge magnets.

The hat said “F — k the other team” and he knew right away that the man was from the rival Outlaw motorcycle gang.

The message on the hat was “directed towards us,” Wilson would later testify at his trial for attempted murder. “It’s about the Hells Angels.”

Wilson, who was found murdered in Maple Ridge on Sunday, and his biker buddy John Midmore were in South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August 2006 when they decided to take a drive around the area in Wilson’s pickup.

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High-profile Hells Angel found dead under Golden Ears bridge

(video) --- Chad Wilson was a high-profile and popular member of the Hells Angels and his murder is expected to increase the volatility in the Lower Mainland gang landscape.

A full-patch Hells Angel with the Hardside Chapter was found murdered under the Golden Ears Bridge on Sunday.

Chad Wilson, a former Hells Angel in San Diego, then Haney, joined the biker gang’s newest chapter when it formed last year.

Several of his friends had reported him missing the night before his body was found in the 20000-block of Wharf Street, Postmedia has learned.

Firefighters were first called to the scene about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. They immediately called in the Mounties when they found Wilson’s body.

Friends of Wilson’s, wearing their death-head patched Hells Angels vests, soon showed up at the scene.

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3 Bacchus Motorcycle Club members sentenced for extortion

Convictions mark first time 'criminal organization' designation has been used in Nova Scotia

Three Nova Scotia members of the Bacchus Motorcycle Club have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from 18 months to three years on charges of extortion and extortion as members of a criminal organization.

Patrick Michael James, 51, received the longest sentence Wednesday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court: two years on a charge of extortion and an additional year on the charge related to a criminal organization.

Justice Peter Rosinski ordered that James must serve half his sentence before he can begin applying for parole. Typically, inmates can apply for parole after serving a third of their sentence.

Duayne Jamie Howe, 49, received a total of two years for the same two charges. He must also serve three years probation when he completes his jail term. David John Pearce, 44, received an 18-month jail sentence and three years probation.

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New Brunswick judge rules ex-outlaw biker must serve time in maximum security for murder

MONCTON, N.B.—A “charismatic” former outlaw biker serving a life sentence for a brutal Toronto-area murder has lost a bid to get out of the highest-security prison on the East Coast.

A New Brunswick judge has ruled that Randolph Brown — once connected to the infamous Bandidos biker gang — will keep his new “maximum security” status and be housed at the Atlantic Institution near Renous, N.B.

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Toronto member of Hells Angels arrested in Niagara Falls for assault: police

Police say the 24-year-old is a member of the club's Toronto West chapter

A member of the Hells Angels was arrested Sunday, police say, after officers were called to the area of the biker gang's Niagara Falls clubhouse for reports of a suspicious person.

Investigators took the 24-year-old into custody before bringing him to hospital because they suspected he was under the influence. Officers also seized a quantity of suspected oxycodone.

Police say the man is a member of the club's Toronto West chapter.

He's charged with mischief under $5,000, possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking and assault.

 

A 24-year-old member of the Hells Angles Toronto West chapter was arrested in Niagara Falls Sunday. (CBC)

 

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Man arrested by WEM security over Hells Angels T-shirt wins hearing with law enforcement review board

A man arrested by security guards at West Edmonton Mall for refusing to remove a Hells Angels support T-shirt has won a hearing with the province’s law enforcement review board.

Paul Sussman claims Edmonton police officers who responded to his 2016 arrest did not take his complaint about the security guards’ conduct seriously, and that he was given the runaround when he later attempted to file a formal complaint.

The Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board (LERB) dismissed the police service’s attempt to have the complaint thrown out as frivolous and vexatious, and took the rare step of awarding Sussman $750 in costs before the matter goes to a full hearing.

The shirt Paul Sussman was wearing when he was detained and escorted out of West Edmonton Mall.

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Outlaw motorcycle club boss charged with first degree murder on Vancouver Island

CAMPBELL RIVER, Canada — The head of an outlaw motorcycle club based on Vancouver Island has been charged with first degree murder in the 2016 death of a mixed martial arts fighter, in what investigators are calling a “significant” arrest.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia, which investigates gang-related crime in the province, says Richard (Ricky) Ernest Alexander is in custody pending further court proceedings related to the death of John Dillon Brown.

Brown was found dead inside his car about 75 kilometres from Campbell River on March 12, 2016, and his death was deemed a “targeted” homicide.

Police say Alexander is well known as the president of the Devils Army Motorcycle Club based in Campbell River.

They describe the Devils Army as a “one per cent” outlaw motorcycle club formed in Campbell River in 2009.

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Police targeting Hells Angels operations seize cocaine, cash and pills in raids

Ninety officers from the SQ, Montreal police, RCMP and regional police executed raids on 13 homes and nine vehicles.
 

Police in and around Montreal say they dealt a major blow to organized crime, seizing a half kilo of cocaine, 17,000 pills and $460,000 in cash during a series of raids Wednesday.

The raids, which yielded no arrests, are part of a continuing investigation into a narcotics ring linked to the Hells Angels.

“The goal wasn’t to get arrests,” said Sgt. Claude Denis, of the Sûreté du Québec. “This was about hitting their operations.”

Ninety officers from the SQ, Montreal police, RCMP and regional police executed raids on 13 homes and nine vehicles.

The task force, Escouade nationale de répression du crime organisé, was created last year to combat with the Hells Angels biker gang.

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Sentencing begins for Bacchus motorcycle gang members

Convictions stem from incidents in 2012 involving man whose identity is protected by publication ban

A justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court has reserved his sentencing decision in the case of three members of the Bacchus Motorcycle Club who have been convicted of extortion and intimidation.

In convicting Patrick Michael James, 51, Duane Jamie Howe, 49, and David John Pearce, 44, Justice Peter Rosinski also found that Bacchus is a criminal organization, the first time that designation has been made in Nova Scotia.

The men were convicted in a trial this summer.

The convictions stem from incidents in 2012 involving a man whose identity is protected by a publication ban.

The man tried to open a chapter of the Brotherhood Motorcycle Club in Nova Scotia. It is not an outlaw gang, but it uses vests and patches similar to those worn by outlaw riders.

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