Hells Angels buried millions in cash
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.