February 22, 2019

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Kamloops shooters charged



Tim Petruk is reporting that "Two alleged Kamloops gangsters were charged Wednesday with murder and attempted murder in connection with a deadly shooting last week in Brocklehurst - the latest in a string of violent incidents linked to a power vacuum at the top of the city’s drug trade. Gordie Wayne Braaten and Hugh Alexander McIntosh are each facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder after a shooting last Friday that killed 39-year-old Jason Glover and injured 50-year-old Kelly Callfas."

"As of noon Wednesday, Braaten and McIntosh remain at large."


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‘HELLS ANGELS’: Biker gang faces combined 300-year prison sentence in Spain

FIVE years after the Mallorca chapter of the Hells Angels was shut down, 46 alleged members are set to be tried and are facing a combined 300 years in prison.
The suspects were arrested in connection with 16 crimes which include drug trafficking, prostitution, threats, bribery, possession of weapons, money laundering and extortion in S’Arenal and Palma.

And among the defendants are two local police officers and a Guardia Civil sergeant from Palma, who face between five and seven years each for criminal involvement and bribery.


ARRESTS: Suspected gang members of Mallorca’s Hell Angels are taken into custody. CREDIT: Policia Nacional and Guardia Civil Interior

The National Police dismantled the ‘powerful criminal gang’ at the end of July 2013 in the so-called ‘Operation Casablanca’, in collaboration with the Guardia Civil.

Investigations have been ongoing and the magistrate of the Central Court of Instruction, 6, of the National Court, has now announced all 46 will be brought to trial at the Criminal Chamber.

At the recent hearing, an order was made for the ‘precautionary seizure of assets, both real estate and vehicles’, together with documents and money.

The magistrate also set civil liability bonds of more than €4 million for several of the money laundering suspects.

The alleged European leader of the organisation, German Frank Hanebuth, could face 13 years in prison for criminal organisation, threats, money laundering and illegal possession of weapons.

His two suspected ‘lieutenants’, the Youssafi brothers, Khalil, considered the vice president of the chapter of the biker gang in Mallorca, who could get 38 and a half years in prison for a string of crimes.

Abdelghani, believed to have acted as treasurer, faces 33 and a half years.
The gang reportedly settled on the island because of its location, the existence of alternative businesses, and the possibility of money laundering and drug trafficking.


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February 21, 2019

Al Potter talks about family's private island, Hells Angels chapter to undercover cop

RCMP officer posing as debt collector had conversation during car ride to Belmont, Ont.

Al Potter had plans to open his own motorcycle club in central Newfoundland, with six solid members who were serious about following the rules and paying their dues — something he said some members of the Vikings often failed to do.

That and details about Potter's family's private island were revealed in a conversation Potter had with an undercover police officer while they drove from Minden to Belmont, Ont., on Sept. 25, 2016.
Little did Potter know, he was one day away from being arrested for the 2014 stabbing death of Dale Porter, and he was getting comfortable in the passenger's seat as the two men drove to do a "small job."
"So the plan is … take the vest, and start my own chapter out there, in central Newfoundland," he told the undercover officer.
"And from then, patch that Vikings chapter to the Hells Angels chapter."
The RCMP gained access to the Vikings Motorcycle clubhouse in Cupids, Conception Bay North, on July 5, 2016 — about a week after Porter's death. (Court photograph)

Potter, wearing a red T-shirt, sat next to the officer, who wore a black shirt with an two guns on the front.

He told the officer he planned on taking four of the "best from what's there" in the Vikings chapter in St. John's, along with himself and a man he met in jail in Lindsay, to start a new chapter that would be sandwiched between two Outlaw motorcycle clubs.

One of the St. John's members he wanted to bring along was a man who was secretly working with police, recording conversations and leaking information to bolster the RCMP's case in the Porter homicide.
"It's going to be the top notch guys, select few, the best chapter, you know what I mean?" Potter said.
"Not a bunch of f--king yahoos who can't pay their $30 a month in f--king dues … riding f--king Honda 250s."

He also claimed he was once a member of Satan's Choice MC, an outlaw club that operated in Toronto and Montreal.

An invitation to Samson's Island

During the hour-long conversation, Potter also offered the man an invitation to Samson's Island, a piece of land that Potter's family owns in Newfoundland.
"We got our own island, man. Twenty miles out in the North Atlantic. Nobody there to bug you," Potter said.
The sunsets are breathtaking; the icebergs are floating past you.
- Al Potter
He explained it's equipped with the satellite dish, solar panels and a windmill "almost as tall as this f--king spiked thing here, tower."
"It sounds pretty nice," the officer responded, the video now near black as darkness fell.
"The sunsets are breathtaking. The icebergs are floating past you," said Potter.

He explained he came from a wealthy family and that "one of the deals that I've got worked in with this thing, with my father's company, is that you guys can kill my ass, give me $5,000,000, keep the rest but I want Newfoundland, and everything in it."
"You can keep your $100,000,000. Just give me Samson's Island."

Potter was arrested outside a hotel in London, Ont., the next day, shortly after a conversation with the same undercover officer.

While the jury has been told the conversation was not recorded, details of it have not yet been revealed.


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Former notorious Hells Angel spent months in jail for road-rage incident



Jacques Pelletier took part in the slaughter of fellow gang members in 1985. A former Hells Angel who took part in one of the most notorious crimes committed in Quebec when he and other bikers slaughtered fellow gang members three decades ago is a free man again, despite having recently pleaded guilty to assaulting someone during a road-rage incident in Montreal.

Jacques Pelletier, 63, was a full-patch member of the Hells Angels in 1985 when the gang decided to slaughter several members of its now-defunct Laval chapter. The gang members who were killed in what became known as the Lennoxville Purge were considered unruly drug dealers whose actions affected relations with other organized crime groups, notably the leaders of Montreal’s West End Gang who supplied the gang with cocaine.

On March 24, 1985, five Laval members were shot to death after they were summoned to a Hells Angels’ clubhouse in Lennoxville, just outside Sherbrooke. Several Hells Angels were present that day and played a role in the slaughter, but only four — including Pelletier — were convicted of first-degree murder and received life sentences.

Pelletier was granted full parole in 2013, but returned behind bars a couple of times for parole violations. For example, in October 2017, he was returned to a penitentiary after police noticed his motorcycle parked outside a strip bar frequented by known criminals.

In November, he was returned to a penitentiary again following his arrest, by Montreal police, for his role in a road-rage incident during which he got into a shoving match with another driver on Oct. 18.

According to court records, the incident was considered minor by the judge who ultimately sentenced Pelletier, on Feb. 6, to pay a $1,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to one count of simple assault. But Pelletier remained behind bars because he also had to explain himself to the Parole Board of Canada for having violated his release by not keeping the peace.

On Wednesday, the parole board decided to lift the suspension of his parole after having heard Pelletier’s version of events. According to a written summary of the decision, Pelletier feels he was the victim in what transpired in October.

He told the board he was driving home from work when he stopped at a light and the driver of another vehicle got out and challenged him to a fight. The other driver apparently felt that Pelletier had cut him off. He said he tried to discuss things with the man, who grew more aggressive and ended up tearing Pelletier’s jacket. The man pulled out his cellphone and took photos of Pelletier as well as the licence plate on his car.

Pelletier called his parole officer immediately to report the incident, and a co-worker who was riding in his car later told the police that Pelletier wasn’t the instigator in the dust-up. The judge who heard Pelletier’s short trial this month at the Montreal courthouse did not believe the other driver, who claimed Pelletier had punched him. The judge found Pelletier guilty of using excessive force while he tried to take the man’s cellphone from him.

According to the parole board, Pelletier quit the Hells Angels in 1995.


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February 20, 2019

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Final Hell's Angels member agrees to plea deal in Hometown Inn shooting

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Hell's Angels member Dominick Eadicicco took a plea deal in Augusta County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
 
He will serve eight years in prison for malicious wounding by a mob and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. As part of the plea deal, the U.S. Attorney's office will not prosecute Eadicicco on the federal level.

Eadicicco was one of two men originally charged with attempted first degree murder for his role in the attack of a rival gang at the Hometown Inn (link is external) in Augusta County in September 2018.

Last month, the four other men involved in the attack took plea deals (link is external).
Nathaniel Villaman, Joseph Paturzo and Richard West ach pleaded guilty to one count of malicious wounding by a mob, and will serve four years in prison.

Anthony Milan, who, like Eadicicco, originally faced a charge of attempted murder, will serve eight years.

According to Augusta County Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Martin, the deals were a positive outcome because the victim, a member of the Pagan Motorcycle gang, was not cooperative with law enforcement.

The Hells Angels are based out of New York, while The Pagans are based out of Virginia.


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February 19, 2019

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Another double shooting in Kamloops


Two people have been hospitalized after a reported shooting in the Brocklehurst neighbourhood of Kamloops, B.C. B.C. Emergency Health Services spokesperson Shannon Miller said paramedics received a call about a shooting just before 4 p.m. PT on Friday. According to Miller, paramedics transported one person in serious condition and one person in critical condition to hospital."

Kamloops this Week is reporting that "Police said on the weekend that, given the string of violent incidents in Kamloops in recent weeks — including the shooting deaths of two men in January, a kidnapping and robbery on Feb. 13 and the shooting of a man and woman on Feb. 15 — Ferrier’s reported disappearance had them concerned."

Earlier this month CFJC Today reported that 31 year old Blake Bernhard was arrested a few blocks away from the scene of yet another shooting, and is currently facing charges related to the breach of previous gun-related conditions.

Last month there were Two fatal shootings in Kamloops.


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Hells Angels controlled cocaine, meth sales in New Brunswick, police say

Police say the Hells Angels want to eventually control the drug trade in all Maritime provinces

Police say they've dismantled a major drug network that allegedly controlled most of the cocaine and meth sales in New Brunswick and eastern Quebec.

Investigators allege two brothers managed the territory on behalf of the Hells Angels' Nomads chapter in New Brunswick, collecting a tax from dealers who want to sell cocaine or meth in the area.
Police allege the Hells Angels' Nomads chapter in New Brunswick controlled the cocaine and meth trade throughout the province and eastern Quebec. (Sûreté du Québec)

"The structure that we took apart yesterday is going to have a very significant impact on the availability of some drugs," Insp. Guy Lapointe of the Quebec provincial police said Friday.
"We're thinking it's going to take months, if not years, to rebuild that structure."

Police allege the network was managed by 46-year-old brothers Éric and Yanick Blanchette, who both face several drug-related charges, including trafficking cocaine and meth.

Éric was arrested at his home in Edmundston on Thursday, and Yanick was arrested in Scott, Que.

The organization also controlled the importation of cocaine and meth, setting the price, and used threats when dealers didn't pay, according to Lapointe.
"They don't care how much you sell or don't sell in the end," he said.
Sûreté du Québec Insp. Guy Lapointe says the Hells Angels eventually want to control the drug trade in all Maritime provinces. (Radio-Canada)
"At the end of the month, you have to pay the rent. If you don't, there's consequences."

Police estimate the drug transactions were valued at about $2.4 million over a four-month period, netting "a quarter of a million in profit for the Hells Angels in New Brunswick."

Raids also targeted Moncton Red Devils

Police laid charges against 32 people on Thursday, including the Blanchette brothers and several alleged members of the Red Devils Motorcycle Club's Moncton chapter, as part of an investigation called Projet Oursin, or Operation Sea Urchin.

The Red Devils are the top support club for the Hells Angels in New Brunswick. According to a presentation last year from Nova Scotia's combined forces special enforcement unit, the Red Devils have been operating chapters in Moncton and Halifax since July 1, 2018.

All of the alleged Red Devils members who were arrested played "key roles" in the network, according to Lapointe, ranging from "sub-managers" of the territory to "working to obtain the cocaine that would be sold."
Police arrested several alleged members of the Red Devils' chapter in Moncton. The Red Devils are the top support club for the Hells Angels. (Radio-Canada)

Lapointe confirmed the Blanchette brothers were among the targets in a series of raids that happened in January, but didn't result in any arrests.

Eastern expansion

The arrests are the latest move by police to counter an eastern expansion by the Hells Angels, the country's largest and most powerful outlaw motorcycle gang.

The organization dropped six high-ranking members into New Brunswick in 2016 (link is external) to operate as Nomads, meaning they don't have a formal clubhouse as a traditional chapter would.

Éric Blanchette was a prospect with the New Brunswick Nomads chapter and was due to be promoted in the "upcoming weeks," Lapointe said, while his brother Yanick didn't have formal status with the Hells Angels.

The investigator said the Nomads are made up of members from the Quebec City chapter who migrated because "the territory was used to its full capacity here in Quebec."

With more powerful gangs to the west in Ontario, Lapointe said it made sense to look east to expand.
"We're thinking ultimately they want to control all of the Maritime provinces," Lapointe said.

As the Hells Angels work to establish territory in the Maritimes, the rival Outlaws motorcycle gang are also trying to establish a presence.
The Outlaws Motorcycle Club and the Hells Angels are bitter rivals. (http://www.outlawsmc-canada.com/ (link is external))

The Black Pistons Motorcycle Club, a club affiliated with the Outlaws, has a chapter based in Fredericton.

That has sparked at least five violent clashes between the bitter rivals between October 2016 and May 2018, according to a presentation from the Nova Scotia combined forces unit last year.

A map from that presentation shows a total of four violent incidents in the Fredericton area and a clash in the eastern region of the province.


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February 15, 2019

Gangsters in Paradise - The Deportees of Tonga



In Gangsters in Paradise - Deportees of Tonga, VICE embeds with four Tongan nationals who have been sent back to the tiny island nation where they were born after serving prison time in New Zealand and the United States. Former gang members, they often struggle to reconnect with the culture, the language, and the people.

They are haunted by the stigma of their criminal pasts, which casts a pall over their employment prospects and puts a barrier between them and their compatriots.

Government support for returnees is non-existent, wages are low, and with Tonga in the midst of a methamphetamine crisis, the temptations to revert to the lives of crime they hoped to leave behind when they left prison are high.

National president of Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club released pending trial in racketeering conspiracy case

A federal judge Thursday ordered the release of Kenneth Earl Hause, the 61-year-old national president of the Gypsy Jokers Outlaw Motorcycle Club, who is charged in an alleged racketeering conspiracy.

But U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones placed Hause on home detention with electric monitoring and said he must resign immediately from his role as leader of the motorcycle gang and not associate with any current or former Gypsy Joker members as he awaits trial.

Hause’s defense lawyer, Todd Bofferding, called his client a "man of honor'' and described him as an ailing grandfather who has the widespread support of his local community in Aumsville -- from the chief of police to waitresses in the small Marion County town of about 3,580 people.

Hause also can’t get the medical care he needs in jail for his congenital heart failure, Bofferding said. Though he has a past criminal record, it’s old and he hasn’t been convicted of a crime in 15 years, his lawyer said.
“I don’t believe he’s now the man the government believes he is,’’ Bofferding said.

Prosecutors vigorously opposed Hause’s release, contending that at his direction as the "Wiz'' or "The Boss’’ of the gang, fellow Gypsy Jokers kidnapped, tortured and murdered a former club member.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Mygrant called Hause the “chief enforcer of this criminal enterprise,’’ a motorcycle club he said that prides itself on being a “1 percenter’’ group of outlaws, apart from the 99 percent of motorcyclists who abide by the law.

Hause has pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Four co-defendants who remain in custody are accused of racketeering but also are charged in the 2015 torture and killing of former club member Robert Huggins, who was kicked out for stealing money and for his intravenous drug use, prosecutors said. The killing was in retaliation for Huggins’ burglary and robbery at the Woodburn home of Portland’s Gypsy Jokers president Mark Leroy Dencklau. Dencklau’s then-girlfriend was tied up during the robbery.


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Hells Angels targeted in early morning raids in Quebec, New Brunswick

Police searched locations in Lower St. Lawrence, Gaspé, Magdalen Islands, New Brunswick

A total of 32 people were arrested in a series of early morning raids on Thursday targeting drug-trafficking networks in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick with alleged ties to the Hells Angels.

The raids, conducted by the Sûreté du Québec, were carried out in 20 different communities across the two provinces, including in the Lower St. Lawrence region, the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands.

The SQ says that, in a period of just four months, the trafficking network brought in $2.4 million, of which $250,000 was given directly to the Hells Angels as a distribution tax.

"The Hells control the territory and allowed networks to sell drugs. Those networks then paid a tax based on the quantity of drugs sold," SQ spokesperson Capt. Guy Lapointe said at a news conference in Quebec City.
"The Hells Angels have a monopoly, which they maintain with a regime of fear, violence and with their colours."

Among those arrested were prominent members of the New Brunswick Hells Angels chapter, police say.

They are sill searching for four other alleged participants in the network.
In a period of four months, the network raised $2.4 million, of which $250,000 was given directly to the Hells Angels as a distribution tax, police say. (Sûreté du Québec)
The people who were arrested today will appear in the courthouses of the Magdalen Islands, Percé, Rimouski and Quebec City.


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