| On March 24, 1985, the eight highest-ranking members of the Laval chapter were ordered to meet with Hells Angels officials in Sherbrooke, Lennoxville. Trudeau was unable to attend the meeting, as he was in a Montreal detox center for his cocaine abuse. Of the eight Laval members who attended the Lennoxville meeting, five were immediately shot to death and dumped into the St. Lawrence River.|
Hearing that there was a $50,000 contract on his life, Trudeau turned to the police. “I was as good as dead already. I was supposed to be dumped in the river” so Trudeau became the first full patch Hells Angel member to become a police informer. In exchange for his testimony, which could not be used against him, he received an informant contract and lenient sentence. He confessed to being associated with 43 murders.
|Throughout his 15-year career as a hitman, Trudeau admitted to doing half of the murders himself (29 with guns, 10 with bombs, three with baseball bats, and one using strangulation), and the other half he claimed only to be an accomplice. Trudeau was sentenced to life, for which he offered a guilty plea of 43 counts of manslaughter, but because of his contract, he was allowed parole after only seven years.|
Trudeau provided information on over 100 murders and helped implicate at least 80 individuals.