Tuesday, March 22, 2016

HA Dominic DiPalma "tears up" at sentencing

A teary Edmonton member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang apologized to his family in court Monday before being put behind bars for drug trafficking. Dominic Vincent DiPalma Jr., 35, was handed a six-year prison term after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a loaded prohibited firearm.

Court heard police seized $50,000 in bundled cash at the home, as well as a money counter and drug-dealing paraphernalia, and another $50,000 in cash from DiPalma's Strathcona County home.

Dominic Vincent DiPalma Jr.
City police, RCMP and ALERT raided DiPalma's Strathcona County home April 23, 2014. They seized 1.8 kg of cocaine and 12 kg of marijuana. In a closet in the master bedroom, police also found a loaded Beretta 9 mm handgun. DiPalma's wife and two sons were home at the time of the raid.

Dominic Vincent DiPalma Jr.