Saturday, March 25, 2017

Shaun Alan Clary remains dumped by Hells Angels' home - Update

It has been almost 4 months since the butchering of Shaun Alan Clary with zero news. Gangland activity has picked up significantly in the Lower Mainland. There were three targeted murders of gang-linked men in the past 3 weeks, as well as a fatal stabbing and at least two other shootings.

Surrey’s latest murder victim, Birinderjeet Justin Bhangu, 29, is a well-known gangster with links to the Red Scorpions and Wolf Pack. An hour later, a 22-year-old man was seriously injured in North Vancouver in another targeted hit. On March 9, Navdip Sanghera, 32, and Harjit Singh Mann, 49, were shot to death in East Vancouver.
Kim Boland is reporting that the butchered remains of Shaun Alan Clary were dumped about 100 metres from the Robertson Crescent driveway of a full-patch member of the Hells Angels’ West Point chapter.

She also confirmed that Clary was a member of the 856 gang and that Hells Angels Nomad Robert Keith Green was shot to death at the 856 gang clubhouse in Langley.

Hells Angels from across Canada have been arriving for Bob Green's memorial service at Vancouver’s Fraserview Hall on Saturday. Police say they will be monitoring the event.
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The victim of a “barbaric” murder and mutilation in Langley is 27-year-old Shaun Alan Clary.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Lawyer accused of conspiring to import a tonne of cocaine

Nova Scotia lawyer Raymond Joseph Yvon Lachapelle is facing multiple charges after an 18-month international drug trafficking investigation by the RCMP serious and organized crime unit that began in Cape Breton, but stretched across the country. The 53-year-old lawyer was arrested a day after RCMP executed search warrants on four residences across Nova Scotia on February 23. Police seized more than 25 firearms, ammunition, three prohibited weapons, a stolen vehicle along with a large amount of hashish, and cash.
Police say they disrupted 'an entire drug trafficking ring' with Colombian cocaine destined for Nova Scotia and across Canada.

This is not the first time Lachapelle has been under investigation by the law society. He was found to have committed misconduct in 1999 after he misappropriated $71,000 from the estate of his late great aunt to pay for his cocaine addiction. Lachapelle wasn’t disbarred, instead he received a two-month licence suspension.

$1 million bail for North Carolina Hells Angel

Aaron Christopher Stephens, 42, is charged with second-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon in the shooting death of 39-year-old Terry Dale Greenwood, and stabbing of 35-year-old Anthony Paul Lanza.

An autopsy revealed Greenwood had been shot in the face and stabbed eight times. Investigators discovered blood in both Stephens' vehicle and home, along with other evidence that links him to the murder. When interviewed Stephens denied being involved. Several weapons, including a handgun and several knives, were found at the scene.
In New York cops busted a Hells Angel after finding a handgun, cocaine and $3,000 cash in his car during a traffic stop in the West Village.

Police pulled over Michael Avalone, 37, of Ossining, N.Y., after they spotted him driving recklessly in a 2008 Cadillac. Authorities charged Avalone with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a forged instrument, criminal possession of a controlled substance and reckless driving. According to police, Avalone is also under investigation by the FBI for his affiliation with the Hells Angels.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

HA associate Steven Douglas Skinner to be extradited

A Venezuelan court ruling that surrenders a Nova Scotia fugitive to Canadian authorities reveals new details about Steven Douglas Skinner's five-year run from justice. The 43-year-old former MMA fighter has been in a Venezuelan jail since he was handcuffed on a beach last May. He is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Stacey Adams, 20, in April 2011. Two days after the murder, Skinner was on the run.
Skinner is named as a member of an illegal drug organization that police dubbed the Belanger Group. Police say it was headed by Ryan Belanger who trafficked drugs in Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia. The group imported large quantities of cocaine from Mexico, and Skinner's contacts included associates of the Hells Angels.

While Mexican police investigated the death of major B.C. drug dealer Thomas Gisby, a search of a residence uncovered photos that showed Skinner dead. He was not dead but had been living in Mexico under the name Steve Shannon. Steve Shannon is one of at least four aliases Skinner had been using while on the run. It's believed Skinner had been living in Venezuela since February 2015. There, he'd been using the names Paul Segura Fitzgerald and Shane Sampson Martinez. When the law finally caught up with him at a popular Venezuelan beach, he called himself James Alexander O'Neill Pirela.
Skinner was on Interpol's most-wanted list — considered armed, dangerous and violent. Since his capture on the Venezuelan beach, he's been in custody for 10 months, during which time he tried to escape from prison by bribing guards and is actively involved in drug trafficking.

On October 24, 2016, a Venezuelan court granted the extradition of Skinner to Canada. It's not clear when he will be returned to face his fate. His case illustrates how time-consuming the extradition process can be.

No Fun in the Sun for HA Bernard Plourde

53-year-old Plourde appeared in court in order to obtain permission to spend some time in Quebec Hells Angels La La Land the Dominican Republic.

The biker has court ordered conditions and cannot leave the province. He had already booked a sun drenched weeklong trip for Puerto Plata. The court's decision was based on the criminal record of Plourde, who was sentenced to 66 months in prison in 2003 in the Satchi operation and made 12 years and 4 months in operation SharQc. He had also been on the run for nine months in 2009-2010.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Prosecutors drop Montreal Mafia cases in Project Clemenza

Crown lawyers have walked away from charges against 35 associates of the Montreal Mafia. The development is a setback for a large prosecution, but it allows federal authorities to avoid questions about police surveillance gear.

Criminal defence lawyers raised a litany of questions about how the RCMP got inside their client's smartphones. The suspects had been trying to escape scrutiny by using multiple BlackBerrys not in their own names to send each other encoded messages. The Crown resisted disclosing the methods.
The Quebec Superior Court rejected the Crown’s claim that police were not legally required to reveal the techniques. That led to the first ever public disclosures that Canadian police were using machines called IMSI catchers that imitate cellphone towers and can trick smartphones in a targeted area into giving up information that identifies the devices.
Police obtained a judicially authorized “assistance order” in 2011 that required BlackBerry Ltd to enter into a kind of a partnership with the RCMP. Copies of messages the suspects had sent via their phones believing they were secure were relayed to authorities as they transited the company’s corporate servers. Police unscrambled the messages with a global decryption key.

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Ex-fighter 'War Machine' found guilty on 29 of 34 charges

Former Bellator and UFC veteran War Machine (born Jonathan Koppenhaver) has been found guilty on 29 of the 34 charges he faced – most notably of sexual assault, battery and kidnapping.

Koppenhaver's 2014 attack on Christy Mack (real name Christine Mackinday) and her then boyfriend Corey Thomas left Mack with a broken nose, a fractured eye socket, a broken rib, a lacerated liver and extensive bruising. Mackinday suffered 18 broken bones. She was also left without many of her teeth
Koppenhaver assaulted Thomas with such severity that Mack believed the former fighter was going to kill him. Mack also claimed that the ex-fighter threatened to send his Hells Angels friends after her if he ended up in jail.

The 35-year-old could potentially receive a life sentence without the possibility of parole at his sentencing hearing.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cocaine shipped to Canada in pineapple concentrate

The opening day of a cocaine trafficking trial heard that $6 million worth was being smuggled in pineapple juice bottles shipped to Costa's Wine Country in Hamilton in December 2015.

Costa's Wine owners Jose (Joe) and Erika Costa, and Reilly's 2000 Wholesale Foods owner Tullio Dintino are on trial on charges of trafficking in cocaine, importing it from Costa Rica, and conspiring to traffic and import cocaine.
On December 18th, 2015 Canadian Borders Services Agency officers in Halifax tested some bottles or jugs in a shipping container from Costa Rica for possible cocaine. The container had 1,128 boxes each containing four 3.78 litre-jugs of pineapple juice and pulp.

When the results came back positive, a full inspection ensued, leading the RCMP to estimate 1,440 bottles contained cocaine — 129 were actually tested — and the whole shipment contained 100 kilograms of cocaine.

HA associate Shawn 'Football' Womacks should get 10 years for Cocaine Conspiracy

Shawn Womacks was caught red-handed as he unpacked what he thought was cocaine from a Martha Stewart box at a Burnaby warehouse in 2012. The Crown says the 45-year-old career criminal should spend 10 years in jail for his role in the international drug deal involving full-patch Hells Angels David Giles and Bryan Oldham.

While Womacks wasn’t one of the leaders of the conspiracy, his role was significant. Womacks was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking. “The Crown’s submission is that Mr. Womacks played an important role as he was the final actor that brought the highly valued 200 kilograms of cocaine into the hands of the group of accused.”

The sale was the first in a reverse sting sale of a proposed 500 kilograms of cocaine at a price of $14.8 million.
Womacks, along with Kelowna Hells Angels vice-president David Giles and sergeant at arms Bryan Oldham and HA associate James Howard, were convicted last September in the drug case that the RCMP dubbed E-Predicate. The police received a $4-million down payment from Kevin Van Kalkeren, who received 16 years, then delivered a kilo of real cocaine and 199 kilos of fake product to the Burnaby warehouse.
Womacks' lawyer says his lengthy criminal history is related to decades of substance abuse stemming from a troubled childhood.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Face of a Killer

IHIT released footage Friday of the suspect in the March 13th murder of gangster Birinderjeet Bhangu outside a Surrey hotel.
Bhangu, 29, was a well-known gangster. He had a criminal record dating back more than a decade. He had just parked his Acura in front of the Comfort Inn Hotel when the suspect walked over to the driver’s side of Bhangu’s car and started shooting.

The killer was driving a Nissan Pathfinder that was recovered in Kelowna the next day.

117, 104 Fentanyl deaths in B.C. January, February

Calling fentanyl a cross-Canada scourge, a judge sent two dealers of the deadly opioid to the penitentiary for extended terms. "Its abuse has reached epidemic proportions," Justice Michael Epstein said. "It has taken a terrible toll on the lives of those who abuse it and has resulted in hundreds of deaths."

Epstein sent Richard Shevalier, 47, to prison for eight years and Alexandra Clark, 31, for 43 months. Shevalier and Clark were found guilty of possession of fentanyl and meth for the purpose of trafficking and possession of heroin and cocaine.
Epstein referred to comments made the head of the drugs and firearms branch of Waterloo Regional Police. In 2015, regional police seized two grams of powdered fentanyl. Last year, they seized more than 600 grams.

"There has been a major increase in this region in the number of medical calls relating to drug overdoses recently," the judge added. In January 2016, there were 13 calls. In January 2017, the number jumped to 64.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mafioso Nicola Di Marco whacked in Montreal

The man found murdered this morning in the Anjou district is Nicola 'Big Nick' Di Marco. In 2011 Di Marco was sentenced to more than four years in a penitentiary for possession of a 9mm pistol and for operating a gambling house. In the Clemenza anti-mafia raid conducted by the RCMP Di Marco was again arrested for attempting to smuggle narcotics into prison for his former boss, clan leader Giuseppe De Vito.

Di Marco was considered a 'high-level intermediary of the mafia'. This latest milestone in the Montreal mafia hit parade follows the attempted murder of clan leader Salvatore Scoppa on February 21.

Nicola Di Marco at his sentence hearing on April 1, 2011
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Internal HA rumble in Thailand

Taksin Monthontaksin, 39, sergeant at arms, revealed that he was attacked and injured by 4-5 Australian members of 'Hells Angels Pattaya'. The incident took place on March 7, 2017.

Monthontaksin and other Thai members were attacked by the Australians. It is very rare for internal Hells Angels affairs to be aired in the press. Police in Phuket ramped up security measures geared toward international biker members following the gunpoint abduction and murder of Australian Hells Angel Wayne Schneider in Pattaya.
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Burly mourners carry coffin of slain Hells Angels bikie Kemel 'Blackie' Barakat

Hundreds of mourners gathered to farewell Hells Angel bikie associate Kemel ‘Blackie’ Barakat who was shot dead in his bed as he slept. More than a dozen bullets found their mark.

Police are investigating whether Barakat was killed for his role in the brazen public shooting of hitman Hamad Assaad in October. Barakat, who was a senior member in the Comancheros before switching allegiances, was thought to be the prime suspect in Assaad's death.
Slain hitman Hamad Assaad, 29, bragged about being an 'executioner'.

Ten underworld figures have been killed in Sydney since 2015.
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