Saturday, July 30, 2016

HA Kenny Bédard killed in Motorcycle Accident in New Brunswick

Kenny Bédard in 2000
51-year-old Hells Angel Kenny Bédard was killed and nine people were injured after their motorcycles crashed in a "domino effect" while trying to pass a truck hauling a camper trailer near Edmundston, N.B., on Friday night.

The accident happened at around 7:30 p.m. across from a campground in Saint-Basile. Police said the nine motorcyclists — eight men and one woman among about 15 from various biker groups, such has Hells Angels, Red Devils and Dark Siders — were attempting to pass a truck pulling a fifth-wheel recreational trailer as it was turning left into a campground.

Kenny Bédard became known in the early 2000s during the biker war. At that time, he was a member of the Rockers. Kenny Bédard was known to control the southwest sector of Montreal.

It was recently reported he had agreed to be transferred to the Trois-Rivières chapter to become the sixth member in good standing, the minimum number required to restart activities.
The nine other motorcyclists were taken to Edmundston Regional Hospital with multiple injuries.

They are expected to survive. The driver of the truck was not injured.
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Format Group - Babak Sarshar illegally clearcuts trees for Toronto residential development

A development firm that cut down a grove of mature trees in North York didn't have a city permit and should face a "very substantial fine," Toronto Mayor John Tory says. Tory toured the neighbourhood in the Bayview Avenue and Bayview Ridge area Thursday after news emerged that some 30 trees, many more than 100 years old, were cleared to make way for an upscale housing development.

Format Group is building what it calls "an upscale community comprised of two blocks of exquisitely appointed homes." Format Group's Sina Saedin said his company acquired the necessary permits. Tory dismissed that claim and said no application was made to the city to remove the trees, some of which were on public land.
The maximum allowable fine for improperly cutting down a tree is $100,000, meaning a fine in the millions of dollars could be laid in this case. There is, however, no precedent for fines that significant.
“A judge will decide what is appropriate but I will be advocating for a very stiff fine if the law has been broken here,” Tory said. “You have to send a signal to this person and everyone else that you can’t treat this as a cost of doing business or some minor inconvenience. If we did that with every law this place would be in complete chaos and there would be no trees left.”
“Obviously it’s devastating for the neighbourhood,” said Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West). “It’s really deplorable. I’ve had phone calls from people in tears.” Robinson described the lot as having been “clear cut.”

'Every one of our projects is unique in its style and lives in harmony with the existing neighbourhood and enhances the surrounding community.'

Babak Sarshar - President, The Format Group, President, Terracomm Development Inc.
The Format Group ( - bills itself as "a combination of Terracomm Group and Pegah, ( - with over 40 years of combined experience, in the real estate development and construction, in the Greater Toronto Area ("GTA")."

2341853 Ontario Inc. was issued the development permit for 103 and 108 Bayview Ridge.

Ali Mohtashami, Pegah Construction, Terracomm

Moiz Behar, M Behar Planning & Design Inc.

Mario Patitucci, landscape architect

Shakeel Walji, Walsh Marketing

Sacha Singh, Remax West Realty Inc
The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approved townhouses and detached homes on the lots, each previously with a single-family home, at the north and south corners of Bayview Ridge at the intersection with busy Bayview Ave. Approval from the provincial appeal body came after neighbours objected to an application to the city for an official plan amendment and zoning bylaw amendment to allow something other than single-family homes.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Hells Angels Expanding in Ottawa

The Hells Angels are expanding its presence in the national capital region with the help of the Red Devils.

According to police, the Red Devils biker gang now has three branches here — one in Ottawa and two in Gatineau — and members are actively recruiting throughout the region, drafting newcomers from local biker gang Dark Souls.
The Ottawa North and Ottawa East sections of the Red Devils are based in Gatineau, and the third section is based in Ottawa. Police say that in its role as a sort of "farm team" for Hells Angels, the Red Devils do the dirty work in the region — dealing drugs, prostitution, and extortion — funneling money up to the Angels.

"It's the motive of every Red Devils member to become a member of the Hells Angels," said Isnor.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kathleen Landry of Langley arrested in California with 38 kg of heroin - Update II

Kathleen Landry
MODESTO, Calif. - Police in Central California have arrested a Canadian woman allegedly carrying 38 kilograms of heroin after a police dog alerted his handler to drugs inside her pickup truck during a traffic stop.

The Modesto Bee reports 63-year-old Kathleen Landry, of Langley, British Columbia, was arrested Monday in Modesto.
In 2006 Kathleen Landry was granted approval to subdivide a 3.75 ha (9.26 acre) parcel into two lots of approximately 1.94 ha (4.79 acres) and 1.81 ha (4.47 acres) at 21350 - 2nd Avenue, Langley.

All contacts were given as Azura Management Corp. 604 536 7333, 604 536 2130. Mr. Ewen Stewart is the principal. The company has been active in Kelowna. The address for Azura Management, 15561 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC appears to be for Craftsman Tattoo Parlour. A second address, 3033 - 232 Street Langley, BC appears to be that of an enterprise called 'Backyard Vineyards'
It is not known at this time if there is any relationship to high profile Montreal Hells Angel Frédéric Landry-Hétu, 47

Frédéric Landry-Hétu faced 29 charges including drug trafficking, gangsterism and conspiracy to traffic drugs when he was arrested in March 2013. According to the Quebec government's list of most-wanted criminals, Landry-Hétu also faces 22 murder charges.

He is considered a highly influential Hells Angels member, not only in his chapter but throughout the organization.

Frédéric Landry-Hétu

This space is doing work on establishing a possible connection to the Dominican Republic. In early 2015 the Toronto Sun reported that many of Quebec's most wanted criminals were hiding there.

A biker gang by the name of Los Barracos in the Dominican city of Cabarete became an official chapter of the Hells Angels in 2009.
The White Rock Chapter clubhouse of the Hells Angels is located at 21764 - 61 Avenue, Langley, B.C.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Colombian Cocaine Kingpin Sentenced to 35 years - 'El Loco' Daniel Barrera

A Colombian described as one of history's biggest cocaine dealers was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday by a Manhattan judge who called the scope of his crimes "staggering." Known as El Loco, Daniel Barrera, 48, was sentenced by Judge Gregory Woods, who said "The scope of the offences here is staggering," "He is dangerous. ... Too short a sentence would provide him the opportunity to commit additional crimes."

The judge said evidence demonstrated that Barrera shipped at least 720 tons of cocaine from Colombia to the United States as part of a massive drug dealing operation that sent drugs to four continents and utilized a submersible vehicle. Barrera had admitted distributing 400 tons of cocaine annually from 1998 to 2011 with an organization backed by lethal drug cartels and terrorist groups.
Colombia's president personally announced in a speech the night Barrera was captured in Venezuela in 2012. Barrera was extradited to the U.S. in 2013. He pleaded guilty a year later. Colombian authorities have called him 'the last of the great kingpins'

Barrera was a key associate of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in drug retail and distribution. Barrera was an associate of alias "Negro Acacio" a renowned guerrilla commander.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Internet Black Widow Melissa Ann Shepard

Melissa Ann Shepard the "Internet Black Widow" is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court. Police have alleged the 80-year-old violated the terms of a peace bond in April after an officer spotted her using a computer at Halifax Central Library. Shepard was charged with three counts of breaching a recognizance, including a ban on accessing the Internet.
Less than a month after she agreed to abide by certain rules following her release from prison, an 80-year-old woman dubbed the Internet Black Widow has been charged with breaching those conditions.

Melissa Ann Shepard is accused of accessing the internet at the Halifax Central Library on Spring Garden Road, in violation of conditions imposed by a Nova Scotia provincial court in March. Shepard left prison last month after serving her full sentence for administering a noxious substance and failing to provide the necessaries of life to Fred Weeks, her newlywed husband. Weeks fell ill at a bed-and-breakfast in Cape Breton in September 2012, days after marrying Shepard.
Fred Weeks was given Benzodiazepine along with tranquilizers Lorazepam and Temazepam .

Shepard and her second husband, Gordon Stewart
Shepard has a long history with the law. From 1977 to 1991, she served sentences for more than 30 separate convictions for fraud.

In 1991, she was convicted of manslaughter and served two years of a six-year prison term after killing her husband, Gordon Stewart, on a deserted road near Halifax.

Stewart was heavily drugged when she ran over him twice with a car.
Another of Shepard's husbands, Robert Friedrich, died of a cardiac arrest in December 2002, just one year after they met on a dating site.

She was not charged in relation to the death of the 83-year-old, who left her tens of thousands of dollars in assets. Friedrich's sons alleged in a criminal complaint that Shepard had killed their father with a prescription drug overdose.
In 2005 she was locked up for five years after admitting five charges, including theft, against 85 year-old Alex Strategos, from whom she stole $40,000. He claimed Shepard spiked his ice cream which resulted in multiple hospitalizations.
Halifax police allege she is a high risk to re-offend. The Crown argued Shepard is a cold, calculating woman.

"People who have contact with this lady should be careful," said Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy during sentencing. "How do you deter Melissa Ann Shepard? Let's be candid — this will not be a long-term factor."

Josipovic brothers get life for killing ex-HA James (Lou) Malone

A Superior court judge has sentenced two Hamilton brothers to life in prison for what he called a “senseless” and “vigilante” style killing of a former Hells Angel in 2013. It will be 13 years before John, 50, and Mato 'Michael', 47, Josipovic will be eligible for parole.

The brothers were convicted of second-degree murder after James (Lou) Malone was gunned down at point blank range in the early morning hours of March 9, 2013

James (Lou) Malone runs for his life
Malone was once a feared Hells Angels enforcer, but in the end it was his two old school friends who gunned him down on a street corner. Police say the "brazen murder" was more likely the result of a bar fight than a biker beef.

The Malone murder scene was horrific. "There was a male deceased lying on the west sidewalk with a large pool of blood at his head. The top part of his head appeared to have been shot off," Det. Const. Doug Moon told the jury. Malone was expelled from the Hells Angels in 2011 after assaulting the chapter president in the clubhouse, a rare transgression. Malone was expelled in "bad standing".

Mike Josipovic
The trial heard there are 10 to 12 full-patch members of the Hamilton chapter of the Hells Angels which has operated since 2005. The club was evicted from their clubhouse on Beach Blvd. at Gage this spring.