Tue
03
Oct
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Hells Angels boss Billy Miller given 15-month sentence for 'leadership role' in criminal gambling organization

In one sentence from a wiretap, Hells Angels boss Billy Miller explained why London is so attractive to outlaw bikers, drug dealers and organized crime.

“It’s not like there’s no money,” in London, he told his girlfriend in 2002. And after all, he said about the Hells Angels, “everything is about money.”

Big money landed Miller, 54, a 15-month sentence for his “leadership role” in a criminal gambling organization, Platinum Sports Book, that brought in millions of dollars and was broken up after a highly publicized bust of a Super Bowl party in 2013.

“Platinum is a large and sophisticated criminal organization that had as its main purpose . . . bookmaking,” said Justice Michael Brown as he passed sentence on Miller.

Platinum ran a website off servers in Costa Rica that took bets from thousands of gamblers across Southern Ontario on a wide range of sports.

Mon
25
Sep
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Two very different events brought hundreds of bikers to Kelowna on the weekend

KELOWNA – Hundreds of bikers were on the streets of Kelowna this past weekend for two very different kinds of events.

The Salvation Army held their annual Motorcycle Toy Run Sunday, with 127 volunteers riding in formation from Kelowna to Lake Country and back. This is the 32nd year the Salvation Army has brought the ride to Kelowna.

Bikers from across the province were also in Kelowna last weekend for the Hells Angels annual Poker Run.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey confirmed out-of-town bikers, many showing the colours of outlaw biker gangs, were in Kelowna for an annual competition where players collect a card at several checkpoints. Prizes are awarded to players with the best poker hands at the end of the event.

Wed
20
Sep
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New club riding with Hells Angels, police say

B.C.’s anti-gang unit is monitoring a new motorcycle club called the Savages operating out of the Langford clubhouse previously used by the Devil’s Army.

The Savages are believed to be a puppet club of the Nanaimo chapter of the Hells Angels, said Sgt. Brenda Winpenny, spokeswoman for B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, which targets organized crime groups. The Savages have set up headquarters at 2775 Spencer Rd., which was vacated by fellow Hells Angels puppet club, the Devil’s Army, a few months after it opened in May 2015.

Surveillance officers have spotted members of the new motorcycle club during group rides with the Hells Angels and its affiliates.

“We have seen them on the last couple of rides the Hells Angels have had on the Island,” Winpenny said. “So they are out there, they are publicly announcing themselves as being associated with the Hells Angels.”

Tue
12
Sep
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Once a Hells Angels stronghold, now-deserted Sherbrooke bunker has been confiscated

Superior Court judge says compound helped facilitate criminal acts, including murder and drug trafficking

The last vestige of the Hells Angels' physical footprint in Sherbrooke — a compound towering over the road between the city's downtown and the borough of Lennoxville — was confiscated from the biker club in a Quebec Superior Court decision released Monday.

The decision, rendered by Justice Carol Cohen, hinges on allegations the buildings, which she likens to a "fortress," helped the group commit acts of organized crime, including drug trafficking and murder. 

"It's clear that those who would go there wanted to be free from any prying eyes, to be in complete privacy," she wrote, adding the property consisted of concealed enclaves.

The compound, worth roughly $425,000, is the last of the club's "bunkers" still standing in Quebec. Its Trois-Rivières location was torn down two years ago.

 

Sun
03
Sep
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New Satan’s Choice biker club considering shutting down after harsh Facebook criticism

The new club is taking a Facebook slamming by online friends of GTA Hells Angel Donny Petersen.

A group of Ontario bikers is having second thoughts about calling themselves the new Satan’s Choice Club after a harsh Facebook condemnation of their club by a senior Hells Angel.

The new club is taking a Facebook slamming by online friends of GTA Hells Angel Donny Petersen.

“Those who take a patch from a respected club, one that has history, courage, who has paid their dues, died, done time and all the rest . . . like what are you thinking?” Petersen himself wrote.

“You are pretenders,” Petersen wrote.

Petersen’s comments received resounding approval from his Facebook friends.

The old Satan’s Choice was on the road for four decades before it ceased to exist when it was absorbed by the Hells Angels in December 2000.

Sat
02
Sep
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Hells Angels hold fourth public gathering in Quebec

The Hells Angels are holding their fourth public gathering in the province of Quebec in as many weeks. Today, bikers are expected to meet in the small village of Saint Zénon, in the Lanaudiere region. 

The Journal de Montreal reports the event is organized by the "Brotherhood," a group of Hells sympathizers that includes chapters from Quebec; Monteal; the North-Shore; the Montéréie and Shawinigan. 

Hells' members are expected to leave Laval in the early afternoon on Saturday and then proceed to the small auberge, Le Cabanon de Saint-Zénon. 
One of the owners says the Hells have been meeting there for three years and that he has never had any problems. 

Sat
02
Sep
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High-profile B.C. Hells Angel released after cocaine charges stayed

For years, friends of incarcerated Hells Angel Larry Amero have pasted “Free Larry” stickers on their Harleys to demand his release.

On Wednesday, they finally got their wish after a judge in Quebec stayed organized crime and cocaine importation charges against the prominent B.C. gangster.

Prosecutor Philippe Vallières-Roland confirmed to Postmedia News that the charges were stayed because of the length of time the case took to get to trial.

Last year, the Supreme Court of Canada set a 30-month time limit for prosecutions at the provincial supreme court level to be completed, except in exceptional circumstances.

Amero is the highest-profile B.C. gangster to have his case thrown out under the so-called Jordan Rule.

The 40-year-old biker has been in jail since his arrest in Montreal in November 2012 as a prime target in Québec provincial police’s Project Loquace, which resulted in more than 100 arrests.

Sat
02
Sep
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Twelve charges laid against Hells Angels MC Nomads N.B. member

Twelve charges have been laid against a 48-year-old Fredericton man as part of an RCMP-led joint-force investigation.

Robin Moulton is a full-patch member of the Hells Angels MC Nomads N.B. Chapter. He was arrested on August 22, 2017 while driving on Highway 2 near Woodstock. A search of the car led to the seizure of a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine. Subsequent searches at several locations in New Brunswick also resulted in the seizure of a high power rifle with a silencer, a loaded handgun, a quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Police also seized a full-patch Hells Angels jacket, Hells Angels "support club" patches and "Support 81 Maritimes" clothing.

Sun
27
Aug
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4 arrested at Quebec biker gang gathering

The Dark Souls event was advertised on Facebook as 'the mask event 3'

A gathering of the Dark Souls biker gang, which has alleged links to the Hells Angels, was interrupted this weekend by a police surveillance operation.

Four people were arrested on Saturday in Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, located about 35 kilometres south of Quebec City, by the Sûreté du Québec, the RCMP and local police forces.

The event's organizer could be facing charges for illegally possessing and selling alcohol, while another man was arrested for the negligent storage of a firearm, according to police. The two others at the gathering were wanted under arrest warrants.

The SQ said the organizers would have needed an alcohol permit for the party and didn't have one.

Sat
26
Aug
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Motorcycle gang members, including Hells Angels, attend biker's memorial

About 80 members of outlaw motorcycle gangs attended memorial service organized by Gate Keepers

Around 80 bikers gathered in Fredericton Saturday morning at a memorial service for Ronald Richard, a former Bacchus motorcycle club member who was killed in July.

Patches for various outlaw motorcycle gangs were visible as people rolled into the the Kinsmen Club, located near Devon Middle School on the city's northside.

About 10 of the bikers' jackets had Hells Angels New Brunswick patches. Others displayed the logos of Gate Keepers, Elm City Fredericton, Miramachines, as well as some from Nova Scotia and Quebec.

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