Hells An­gels buried mil­lions in cash

Sherbrooke Record - - LO­CAL NEWS -

The no­to­ri­ous Sher­brooke chap­ter of the Hells An­gels had more money than it knew what to do with in its hey­day lead­ing gang mem­bers to bury up to $45 mil­lion on var­i­ous gang-owned prop­er­ties in the East­ern Town­ships. Ac­cord­ing to an anal­y­sis by the Jour­nal de Mon­tréal of state­ments given to po­lice by for­mer full patch mem­ber turned in­for­mant Syl­vain Boulanger, who in turn was paid $2,9 mil­lion in ex­change for tes­ti­mony against his for­mer com­rades.

Ac­cord­ing to the Mon­treal daily, The Sher­brooke bike club was des­per­ate to find ways to con­ceal large amounts of in­come from the tax man and each of 18 mem­bers buried be­tween $100,000 and $10 mil­lion each.

The cash had been hid­den over a pe­riod of al­most three decades in plas­tic con­tain­ers that were not picked up by po­lice metal de­tec­tors.

For over 30 years, the Hells An­gels ofthe East­ern Town­ships were do­ing the same to avoid get­ting seize their wealth in bank ac­counts, would have men­tioned Boulanger. Plas­tic boiler could not be found by metal de­tec­tors po­lice­men, we read in the re­port of the Mon­treal daily.

Al­though 2009’s Op­er­a­tion Sharqc, led to the im­pris­on­ment of most of Que­bec\s lead­ing Hells An­gels, the ma­jor­ity have now ei­ther served out their sen­tences or had con­vic­tions over­turned and now back in the com­mu­nity, spark­ing con­cerns of a resur­gence of the group.

PHO­TOS COUR­TESY OF ST FRAN­CIS MANOR

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