Several sources claim that James Riach and Damion Ryan both have received their Hells Angels patch. February of this year Kim Bolan confirmed that Damion become a member of the Ontario Nomads. Damian has been up to his eyeballs in drug and weapons charges and has been involved in several shootings for years. If the Hells Angels are promoting that kind of criminal then that is another step towards criminal organization status.
As for the gingerbread man, James Riach has been involved with the Hells Angels and the Bacon brothers since before the Surrey Six murder where the Bacon brothers took over the Red Scorpions for the Hells Angels. After walking away from the Kelowna shooting with minor scratches when Jonathon Bacon was killed and Larry Amero was shot, Riach was busted in the Philippines for his involvement in a large drug trafficking ring tied to the Hells Angels. His co acused was Barry Espadilla who has a child with Spike's neice Tara Hadden-Watts.
Tragically, when he was in the car when Jonathon Bacon was shot dead, Spike's other neice was also hit and became paralyzed. Two different neices of Spike being involved with drug traffickers tied to the Cub Pack is not a coincidence. It is a political way of showing his support for their drug trafficking network and using his position as president of the Haney Chapter to scare off rival drug dealers. What did Giles say again about criminal activity having to be approved by the entire executive if their illegal activity is going to affect the club? Sounds like criminal culpability to me. Especially if they are promoting drug dealers to become patch holders.
Several sources claim James Riach got his patch from the chapter in Greece but I have yet to confirm that officially. Greece was where Robby Alkhalil was found and arrested.