Saturday, July 1, 2017

Ex-Bandidos member suing Police, city of Montreal for $6.5 million

Tony Duguay, a former member of the Bandidos motorcycle club convicted in 2006 for the murder of Hells Angels member Normand “Biff” Hamel and then acquitted in 2016, is suing the city of Montreal, the police and two detectives for $6.5 million.
Duguay was acquitted in 2016 by the Quebec Court of Appeal when informant Sylvain Beaudry admitted to lying during his testimony. Sylvain Beaudry is an admitted drug dealer and kidnapper, a would-be arsonist and murderer. The former biker is also the main reason many of his former Bandidos brothers populate the prison system.

According to court documents, Duguay said he blames former police detective Benoit Roberge and detective Jean-Pierre Pelletier for making “intentional errors” to force Beaudry to “lie in court” to obtain a guilty verdict.
Duguay, 44, is suing for moral, monetary and punitive damages. He was arrested in 2002 during Operation Amigo, which marked the end of the Rock Machine gang.

He was charged for conspiracy, drug trafficking and gangsterism. Duguay spent seven years and nine months in the Donnacona maximum security facility before being acquitted.