Saturday, April 7, 2018

HA Jean-Richard Larivière has patches confiscated

Jean-Richard Larivière, nicknamed 'Race', received his Hells jacket in March 2017 after being promoted to a member in good standing of the Montreal chapter. Last month, the National Organized Crime Squad (ENRCO) seized the 'patches'. Unlike his colleagues who prefer leather, Larivière chose a camouflage fabric jacket to embroider the club's logo, the Montreal chapter crest, and the slogan AFFA.

In the Hells Angels, having your 'colors' in the hands of the police is seen as an insult. The club's quasi-military bylaws stipulate that all members "are obliged to have their jackets". The problem is that they do not have the right to have more than one jacket in their possession.
'Race' Larivière will have to order another set of patches to participate in the gang's rallies.
Police seized more than $ 2 million in the safe at the Nomads Chapter of the Hells in January 2001. Imprisoned in 2001 as the biker war was coming to an end, Larivière waited 16 years before he could wear the Hells jacket. Larivière controlled drug and cash 'banks' on behalf of the Nomads. On December 5, 2000, he graduated as a Nomad prospect and expected to join the Hells a year later. But on January 30, the police closed down the "bank" of Nomads by seizing $2m and $ 17m in drugs.'Race' Larivière (right) with Hells Angels Nomads. Top row is Michel Rose, Normand Robitaille, René Charlebois and Gilles Mathieu.