Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hells Angels René Charlebois

René Charlebois rose quickly through the ranks of the Hells Angels in the midst of the biker war in Quebec. He became a member of the elite Nomads chapter, and was a trusted confidant of Maurice 'Mom' Boucher. In 2003 he was convicted for the murder of a police informant.

He was jailed but escaped from Montée Saint-François prison in Laval. 12 days later he was cornered by police and rather than return to prison he shot himself in the head with a Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum revolver. Shortly after his death, tape recordings involving then police star biker investigator Benoît Roberge were forwarded to police. Roberge had been working for the Hells Angels as a spy.
Benoît Roberge, 53 pleaded guilty on March 13, 2014, to participating in or contributing to the activities of a criminal organization and to committing a breach of trust as a police officer. Roberge was granted his release following a hearing before the Parole Board of Canada in August.

Benoît Roberge spent 29 months in custody of his 8 year sentence.
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