Sunday, September 20, 2015

3 Alberta Hells Angels charged with murder in Greece - Update

The victim had gone into a friend's restaurant early June 7 to "grab a bite" after visiting his recently widowed mother in her village. When he came out of the restaurant, one of the bikers - wearing his Hells Angels vest - was sitting on the victim's motorcycle. Two other Hells Angels were beside him.

"My brother told them, 'Sorry, you're on my bike, and I want to go home,' " she said. "They said, 'OK'. But when my brother went to his bike and leaned in, they attacked him from behind. After the first hit, he fell on the ground. Then they started kicking him in the head. All the witnesses saw it, but they are afraid for their lives." The three bikers were arrested a short time later, covered with blood.

Hells Angel Nick Dragich, now charged in Greece. With Mayor Rob Ford in 2013
Three Alberta bikers arrested after the Hells Angels international meeting and parade in Greece last month are now facing murder charges. The trio – two from the Hells Angels Westridge chapter and one with the Nomads in Red Deer – were originally charged with attempted murder after the June 7 beating of a Greek man in Corfu.

The victim was taken off life support and died June 27th, according to his sister. His funeral was held on July 2nd.

Dustin Swanson
Dustin Swanson, a prospect in the Edmonton-based Westridge chapter, is charged with intentional homicide. Fellow Westridge member Nick Dragich and Brent Koziak, of the Nomads chapter in Red Deer, are both now charged with `collaboration’ homicide for allegedly assisting Swanson in the beating.

"Brent Koziak is a full patch Red Deer Nomad who patched over from the Bandito's in 2004. I am told he is personally responsible for an ever larger network than Dom Jr and that Blake Christie works for him. Koziak patched in Christie a couple years ago. I am told that Robin Flynn Chelmick is also supplied by Brent Koziak. Blake Christie and Robin Chelmick have both been charged with cocaine trafficking."

Rick Cianarello, in the Coquitlam clubhouse.
Hells Angels spokesman Rick Ciarniello has not responded to an emailed interview request. The Hells Angels held their annual international “ride” and meeting in early June in Greece. At least 30 Canadians – including nine from B.C. – attended.
The maximum penalty for a murder conviction in Greece is life without the possibility of parole for 16 years.

B.C. Hells Angel visits Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris en route to world meeting