Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Montreal Street Gang Member pleads guilty in Project Magot

Wesley (Calypsie) Jean-Mary was among the dozens of people arrested in November 2015, along with Mafia leaders Leonardo Rizzuto, 48, and Stefano Sollecito, 49, following a probe into cocaine trafficking in Montreal. Jean-Mary pleaded guilty to his relatively minor role in the cocaine trafficking network.

Jean-Mary’s role in the group was to transport money that would be used to purchase cocaine. He also transported cash that was collected from other drug dealers who paid the Hells Angels and the Montreal Mafia for the privilege to sell in certain sections of Montreal. The street “tax”.

Emmanuel Zephir
Jean-Mary was convicted in 2010 for basically the same crime. On Dec. 15, 2010, he pleaded guilty to being part of a large-scale drug trafficking and drug smuggling network that involved several members of a Montreal street gang called the Syndicate, including Emmanuel Zephir, the leader of the gang. Jean-Mary was sentenced to a two-year prison term in that case.

The first person to plead guilty in Project Magot was former Montreal defence lawyer Loris Cavaliere, 62, who pleaded guilty to gangsterism and a charge related to a firearm and was sentenced to a 34-month prison term.
Project Magot revealed that Cavaliere acted as a bridge between the Montreal Mafia, street gangs, and the Hells Angels while they dealt cocaine. On May 2, Éric Bourgeois, 38, another of the 19 people charged in Project Magot, pleaded guilty to the same conspiracy charge as well as a count related to drug trafficking. He received an overall prison term of 27 months. Most of the other people charged in Project Magot, including Rizzuto and Sollecito, are scheduled to return to court in September.